HIV testing

Innovations

Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 01/22/14

A mobile clinic known as the Family Van provides free screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities in Boston who face numerous...

Emergency Department Uses Tool To Identify At-Risk Patients in Need of HIV Testing, Leading to Same Number of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Fewer Screening Tests 12/18/13

Instead of attempting to screen all patients for HIV, the Denver Health Medical Center emergency department uses an electronic risk assessment tool known as the Denver HIV Risk Score to estimate a...

Foundation Develops Community-Based HIV Testing and Partnerships With Medical Homes, Leading to More Timely Linkages to Care for Newly Diagnosed Patients 11/25/13

Recognizing the challenges of the existing system to connect newly diagnosed HIV patients to care, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago developed community-based testing programs and partnerships with...

New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care 02/19/13

Effective September 2010, New York became the first state to require that hospitals and primary care providers offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years. The law also...

Texting Service Enhances Minority Youth Access to HIV/AIDS Information and Testing 03/20/11

A text messaging service known as Text 2 Survive provides minority youth and young adults (aged 13 to 35) in Illinois with accurate information about HIV/AIDS and connects them with sites...

QualityTools

Act Against AIDS 01/13/14

Act Against AIDS is a 5-year national campaign to combat complacency about HIV/AIDS. The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources for campaigns targeted to the general public, at-risk populations, and health care professionals,...

New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources 03/26/13

This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening...

REALtalkDC 04/14/11

The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827...

ACTS: Advise, Consent, Test, Support (HIV Counseling and Testing Program) 06/30/08

ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) is a user-friendly system of Implementation Guidance for routine HIV testing and Streamlined Counseling that is proven to facilitate significant improvements in HIV testing in both clinical and community-...

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing 12/17/07

This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.

It addresses the following questions:

  • What is HIV and should I be...

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