ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Are HIV, HBV and HCV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Programs Needed in Balkans?
Camelia Sultana1,2, Ana-Maria Schweitzer3, Mihaela Bogdan3, Simona Ruta1,2
1Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
2Stefan S. Nicolau Virology Institute, Bucharest, Romania
3Baylor Black Sea Foundation at Centrul Clinic de Excelenta, Spitalul Clinic de Boli Infectioase Constanta-Baylor College of Medicine -Texas Children’s Hospital- Abbott Fund-AbbVie Foundation, Constanta, Romania
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2017.1229
Pages : 219-220

In Romania, as in other Balkan countries with a similar epidemiological background, there is a significant community demand for integrated health programs. Implementation of voluntary counseling and testing can complete the overall regional epidemiological picture and concurrently raise awareness about the importance of early detection of infections.

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