A. David Paltiel, PhD; Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
This article was published at www.annals.org on 9 October 2012.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Paul E. Sax, MD, for helpful comments on an earlier draft of the manuscript.
Grant Support: The authors are funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R37 AI42006, P30 AI060354), the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH65869), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA015612).
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1975.
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Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: A.D. Paltiel, R.P. Walensky.
Drafting of the article: A.D. Paltiel, R.P. Walensky.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: A.D. Paltiel, R.P. Walensky.
Final approval of the article: A.D. Paltiel, R.P. Walensky.
Provision of study materials or patients: R.P. Walensky.
Obtaining of funding: A.D. Paltiel.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: A.D. Paltiel, R.P. Walensky.
Collection and assembly of data: R.P. Walensky.
Paltiel AD, Walensky RP. Home HIV Testing: Good News but Not a Game Changer. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:744-746. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-10-201211200-00545
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(10):744-746.
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