14
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      BCN Checkpoint: same-day confirmation of reactive HIV rapid test with Point Of Care HIV-RNA accelerates linkage to care and reduces anxiety.

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          The introduction in 2006 of the rapid HIV test by BCN Checkpoint in a non-clinical setting has been a successful step forwards in the uptake of testing. Nevertheless, HIV serostatus should be reported as HIV positive only when a reactive result has been tested again using a different assay (WHO guidelines 2015). The standard confirmation test has been the Western Blot (WB) test. However confirmation results take around 7 days to come back.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          HIV Med.
          HIV medicine
          Wiley
          1468-1293
          1464-2662
          February 2018
          : 19 Suppl 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Projecte dels NOMS-Hispanosida, BCN Checkpoint, Barcelona, Spain.
          Article
          10.1111/hiv.12595
          29488706
          f8cc3c04-5374-4095-9d9d-fb4bca3235ec

          HIV rapid test,POC HIV-RNA testing,Point Of Care testing,community centre MSM,same-day confirmation testing

          Comments

          Comment on this article