Table 2

Clinical presentation, site of testing and reason for testing at time of diagnostic HIV test among all patients presenting to care for a newly diagnosed HIV infection between 2010 and 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland

No of patients, n (%)
Clinical presentation
Acute HIV infection30 (15)
Chronic HIV infection:
 CD4 count >350 cells/mm3 65 (32)
 Late presenters (<350 cells/mm3)44 (22)
 Advanced disease (<200 cells/mm3)62 (31)
Site of diagnostic HIV test
Primary care
 Primary care physician64 (32)
 Anonymous consultation26 (13)
Lausanne University Hospital
 Outpatient care41 (20)
 Inpatient care17 (8)
 Emergency department4 (2)
 Gynaecology/obstetrics16 (8)
 Infectious diseases service5 (3)
 Other28 (14)
Reason for testing
 HIV indicator condition59 (29)
 Epidemiological risk42 (21)
 Symptoms/signs of acute HIV infection36 (18)
 AIDS-defining illness21 (10)
 Pregnancy14 (7)
 Prior to immunosuppressive treatment1 (1)
 Patient initiated28 (14)