4280.0 Learning from the Rest of the World: Development and Implementation of Rapid Test Algorithms for Point-of-Care HIV Testing in the United States

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
Anyone involved in HIV care, treatment or prevention will likely be affected by changes in HIV testing recommendations. However, these changes are particularly likely to impact how testing is done on-site at CBOs, clinics and in physicians offices using POC rapid tests. The various POC strategies are being evaluated and piloted in diverse settings around the US. These studies seek to evaluate not only the performance of various strategies relative to the current standard algorithm but also to assess the impact and feasibility of implementing these strategies in settings where they are likely to be used.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the characteristics of point of care HIV testing systems. 2. Describe changes in the HIV testing systems that will result from recent policy changes. 3. Describe factors associated with the effective design and implementation of new rapid test algorithms.

2:30 PM
Laboratory Validation of a Proposed CDC/APHL Rapid Testing Algorithm
Eugene G. Martin, PhD, Gratian Salaru, MD, Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH, Rebecca A. Cadoff and Evan M. Cadoff, MD
2:40 PM
Impact of a rapid HIV testing algorithm on receipt of HIV testing results and referral to medical care
Jacqueline Rurangirwa, MPH, Thomas Knoble, MSW, Mike Janson, MPH, Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH, Teri Dowling, MA, MPH, Grant Colfax, MD and Jan B. King, MD, MPH
2:55 PM
Use of HIV Rapid Test Algorithms to Provide Referral to Care: Results from Two Emergency Departments
Brian C. Boyett, MS, Douglas White, MD, Jason Haukoos, MD, MS, Alicia Scribner, MPH, Emily Hopkins, MPH, Kevin P. Delaney, MPH and James Heffelfinger, MD, MPH
3:10 PM
Training and quality assurance for a rapid rest algorithm: Lessons from mplementation, San Francisco, CA 2007
Thomas Knoble, MSW, Shelley N. Facente, MPH, Teri Dowling, MA, MPH and Grant Colfax, MD
3:25 PM
A Counselor's perspectives on rapid test algorithms for point-of-care HIV testing. San Francisco, CA 2007
Dale R. Gluth, MA, Thomas Knoble, MSW, Teri Dowling, MA, MPH, Shelley N. Facente, MPH and Grant Colfax, MD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: International Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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