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Table 2 Pooled proportions (presented in %) and 95% CIs for steps in targeted testing and linkage to care cascade by infection type: persons who experience homelessness in the US

From: Viral blood-borne infections testing and linkage to care cascade among persons who experience homelessness in the United States: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Disease type Recruited of Reached Valid test Results of recruited Test ( +) of valid test results Given ( +) Results of test ( +) Referred to follow-up of given ( +) results Attended follow-up of referred to follow-up
HIV 71.6% (67.5%,75.4%) Four studies 89.9% (80.1%,96.8%) Eight studies 5.8% (2.2%, 11.0%) 16 studies 50.8% (0.3%,99.9%) Three studies 68.3% (29.4%,97.9%) Two studies 100% (20.6%,100%) One study
HCV 68.8% (23.7%,98.5%) Three studies 94.8% (81.9%,100%) Seven studies 26% (15.6%,37.9%) 12 studies 84.5% (81.0%,87.7%) Two studies 100% (99%,100%) One study 24.4% (20.7%,28.4%) Two studies
  1. Note: Since none of the studies on HBV mention stratification by IDU sub-populations we excluded those from our final quantitative data reporting