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HIV/AIDS
241 pages
HIV/AIDS

Rapid tests have been developed that test for HIV-antibodies in oral fluid, urine, and finger-prick blood. Rather than waiting days or weeks for laboratory results, rapid tests provide reliable results in approximately 20 minutes (Greenwald et al., 2006). These rapid-result tests are important not only to lessen the anxiety that waiting on results can cause, but also because research shows that between 12.5% and 30% of those tested (depending on testing site) who have to return to the ...

HIV Treatments as Prevention (TasP), Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation
132 pages
HIV Treatments as Prevention (TasP), Primer for Behavior-Based Implementation

There was also some evidence that rapid test counseling may be slightly less effective in reducing risk than the standard test. In particular, they found rapid testing and counseling less effective for men than standard testing and counseling, but not so for women. Nevertheless, Project Respect-2 showed equivalent risk reduction outcomes for conducting standard or rapid testing with HIV risk reduction counseling. Rapid tests have also opened the door to home testing. In 1996 the FDA ...

HIV/AIDS, Public Opinions about HIV Home Testing : Findings from a National Survey
106 pages
HIV/AIDS, Public Opinions about HIV Home Testing : Findings from a National Survey


Living with HIV, A Patient's Guide, 2d ed.
304 pages
Living with HIV, A Patient's Guide, 2d ed.

Home vs. Community Testing The majority of tests, both confidential and anonymous, are done in the community in testing agencies, medical practices, laboratories, and hospitals. But, as mentioned earlier, hiV testing can be a very scary and threatening experience to many people. in an effort to engage those people reluctant to be tested because of anxiety and fear, the fda has approved home testing as an alternative to community testing. • Home Testing: home test kits are available ...

Preventing Aids, A Sourcebook for Behavioral Interventions
240 pages
Preventing Aids, A Sourcebook for Behavioral Interventions

Kits for home testing are sold over the counter and although the diagnostic functions of the test are essentially the same as those obtained through clinic- based testing, other aspects of testing are altered to accommodate the home test procedures. Home testing kits cannot conceivably include pretest counseling. One marketed home testing kit, for example, included an information booklet to explain the facts about HIV and AIDS, describe HIV transmission, discuss HIV prevention, and ...

Hiv Home Test - News


Message hits home as gay-sex HIV cases fall
"Out of 12 people coming for the test per night in our Shau Kei Wan branch, now there are around two women," he said. He called on the government to provide more general public education beyond the targeted male sex workers "as those who have

OraSure closes enrollment for studies on over-the-counter rapid HIV test
OraSure closes enrollment for studies on over-the-counter rapid HIV test OraQuick HIV is now available to doctors and hospitals. Making the test available over the counter would greatly increase access by permitting home use by consumers. As part of its study, OraSure was required by the FDA to identify at least 100 HIV

At-Home HIV Testing Now Available from getSTDtested.com
With more than 4000 clinics to choose from and the only at-home HIV testing technology approved by the FDA, getSTDtested.com customers know that their HIV testing process will fit into their lifestyle. And, thanks to hospital-grade test procedures,

20 crore to be screened for diabetes, BP
It will test one lakh blood samples collected randomly, and also measure their glucose levels. Earlier, a similar situation had arisen with India's HIV burden. Global estimates had said India's HIV patient burden was close to 5.2 million.

Clinic forces HIV tests
Clinic forces HIV tests At the Ikhutseng Community Clinic, in Klipgat, North West, staff are illegally making treatment for any illness conditional on patients agreeing to being tested for HIV. They must take the test or go home untreated. Clinic staff began using HIV tests