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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828417a5
The Real World of STD Prevention

Implementation of Nurse-Initiated Rapid HIV Testing at High-Prevalence Primary Care Sites Within the US Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Anaya, Henry D. PhD*†‡; Butler, Jaimi N. MA*; Solomon, Jeffrey L. PhD§; Knapp, Herschel PhD, MSSW*; Hoang, Tuyen PhD*; Kan, Virginia MD∥¶; Rodriguez-Barradas, Maria C. MD#**; Hare, Katherine A. BS; Kertz, Barbara MS#; Bokhour, Barbara PhD§

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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.

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