Implementation of nurse-initiated rapid hiv testing at high-prevalence primary care sites within the us veterans affairs health care system
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Nurse-initiated HIV rapid testing (NRT) increases testing/receipt of results compared with traditional testing. We implemented NRT in primary care clinics at 2 Veterans Affairs hospitals.At site 1, 2364 tests were conducted; 5 HIV positives were identified. At site 2, 2522 tests were conducted; 9 HIV positives were identified. Success varied across demographic/clinical strata. Copyright © 2013 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.
Anaya, H., Butler, J., Solomon, J., Knapp, H., Hoang, T., Kan, V., Rodriguez-Barradas, M., Hare, K., Kertz, B., & Bokhour, B. (2013). Implementation of nurse-initiated rapid hiv testing at high-prevalence primary care sites within the us veterans affairs health care system. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828417a5