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Delivering HIV Rapid Test Results: Experiences from the Field

Video and Discussion Guide


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Video content: The video demonstrates counseling approaches for effectively and compassionately delivering HIV test results; offers personal experiences and perspectives from a group of diverse clients who have received both positive and negative test results, and from providers who have given results; and emphasizes the importance of providing culturally appropriate services and referrals.

Video guide content: The accompanying guide provides discussion questions and resources to enable peer learning. The guide includes the complete script for each scenario with annotated counseling techniques, suggestions from clients and tips from providers.

Target audience: Health care providers and counselors whose job includes delivering HIV test results to clients/patients, in settings including community health centers, family planning clinics, STD clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Duration of Video: 35 Minutes

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The DVD and Discussion Guide are products of the Region I Federal Training Centers Collaborative (FTCC): Region I Title X Family Planning Training Center; New England AIDS Education and Training Center; Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center of New England; New England Addiction Technology Tranfer Center; and the New Jersey Medical School Global TB Institute.

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HIV Rapid Testing: Resources and References for Reproductive Health Care Providers

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/factsheets/rt-lab.htm

FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Antibody Screening Tests
Health Research & Educational Trust and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/rapid/rt-comparison.htm

FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Antibody Screening Tests: Purchasing Details
Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/rapid/rt-purchasing.htm

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Section IV: HIV Counseling with Rapid Tests
This section provides protocols and guidelines for counseling with rapid tests.



HIV Counseling with Rapid Tests
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/rt-counseling.htm

HIV Counseling Process with Rapid Testing: Flow Sheet
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/testing/rapid/docs/flowchart.pdf

Counseling Messages for Patients with Preliminary Positive Test Results
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
Counseling Messages for Patients with Preliminary Positive Test Results

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Counseling Protocol for Rapid HIV Testing Sessions
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/testing/rapid/protocol.htm

Key Messages about the Importance of HIV Testing
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/testing/rapid/docs/keymsgs.pdf

Sample Documentation of Counseling and Testing Using a Rapid HIV Antibody Test
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/testing/rapid/docs/sampledoc.pdf

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Section V: HIV Rapid Testing Training Resources
This section addresses where to find rapid HIV testing training resources and a summary of materials that are available in Region I.



Training Checklist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/guidelines/pdf/QA_Guidelines_Appendix.pdf

Resources Available for HIV Rapid Testing Training
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/rapid/

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Section VI: Materials from the Manufacturer
This section includes package inserts and informational pamphlets for rapid tests. These links are periodically updated but providers should always consult the information provided with tests at their site.



Step-by-Step Instructions for OraQuick® ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test
Orasure Technologies
http://www.orasure.com/docs/pdfs/products/oraquick_advance/OraQuick-Advance-Procedure-English.pdf

OraQuick ® ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test Package Insert
Orasure Technologies
http://www.orasure.com/docs/pdfs/products/oraquick_advance/OraQuick-Advance-Package-Insert-English.pdf

Uni-Gold Recombigen ® homepage
Trinity Biotech
http://www.unigoldhiv.com/

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Section VIII: Other Resources


Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5019.pdf

Rapid HIV Testing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/rapid/index.htm
This section of the CDC website gives updated information around HIV rapid tests approved by the FDA, how the tests can be implemented in different settings, and research on the effectiveness and possible uses of the tests.

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing During Labor and Delivery for Women of Unknown HIV Status
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/guidelines/rt-labor&delivery.htm


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