Title

Implementation of nurse-initiated rapid hiv testing at high-prevalence primary care sites within the us veterans affairs health care system

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1-2013

Journal

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Volume

40

Issue

4

DOI

10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828417a5

Abstract

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.

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