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Table 3 Indications for HIV testing in 1285 Saudi HIV-infected patients diagnosed in Saudi Arabia from 1984 through 2001.

From: Epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus in Saudi Arabia; 18-year surveillance results and prevention from an Islamic perspective

Indications Number %
Clinical suspicion 438 34
Contacts of patients 190 15
Blood donors 146 11
Hemophilia and other blood disorders 113 9
Before surgery 96 7
Prisoners 84 7
Intravenous drug users 56 4
Patients on hemodialysis 51 4
Pre-employment 46 4
Patients with tuberculosis 36 3
Self-request 19 1
Pregnancy 10 1
Total 1285 100