Rapid HIV Testing


Rapid HIV Testing


This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes descriptions of the rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), how the tests can be implemented in different settings, and research on the effectiveness and possible uses of the tests.

This page includes the following:

  • Overview of rapid HIV testing
  • Rapid test comparison charts
  • Official CDC and FDA releases
  • Laboratory considerations and package inserts
  • HIV counseling with rapid tests
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver
  • Rapid HIV testing of women in labor and delivery
  • Studies on rapid tests
  • Issues with oral fluid rapid tests
  • Rapid testing training
  • 340B program prime vendors
  • Rapid testing archive


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Review Date: 2009
Original Summary: November 2010
Last Updated: 03/16/11

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