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What is NJ HIV?

 

Supported by grants from the NJ Department of Health - Division of HIV, STD & TB Services, the Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides Rapid HIV Test Support to more than 100 sites throughout NJ where rapid HIV testing is available.
 
Eugene Martin, Ph.D. Co-Director Professor of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Gratian Salaru, MD Co-Director Associate Professor
Parisa Javidian, MD BLD Associate Professor
Tom Kirn, MD, Ph.D, Molecular Pathology Microbiology Assistant Professor
     
Joanne Corbo, MT (ASCP), MBA Program Manager  
     Latasha Adams BS,MT Site Liaison  
    Moeen Ahmed BS,MT Site Liaison  
    Aida Gilanchi, BS,MT Site Liaison  
    Nisha Intwala, BS,MT (ASCP) Site Liaison  
    Franchesca Jackson, BS Site Liaison  
     
   Marianela Moreno DAS Mobile HIV Counselor  
     
   Lisa May Administrative Support  
   Karen Williams Administrative Support  

 

 

 

WHAT IS RAPID HIV TESTING ANYWAY?

 

A rapid test for  HIV is a screening test that produces results in anywhere from 1 to 30 minutes.  Recently, a new more sensitive rapid test (Alere Determine Combo) has been approved by the FDA that responds to both HIV antibodies and p24Ag one of the early markers of HIV infection. New Jersey is transitioning to this more sensitive rapid test. It is  available at more than 140 NJ HIV screening sites.

 

In New Jersey, a CLIA Certificate of Waiver is required to conduct rapid HIV testing. The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine of the Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School holds a Certificate of Waiver for 102 of the screening sites in NJ>

 

WHAT IS A RAPID TESTING ALGORITHM (RTA)

 

Rapid HIV testing employs a simple to use testing device  to screen  an individual for possible infection. While additional confirmatory testing is required to finalize a diagnosis of an HIV infection, NJ HIV employs a unique, rapid testing algorithm (RTA) to significantly reduce the likelihood of false results. An RTA makes use of a second, different manufacturer's rapid HIV test to verify the presence of HIV antibodies that have been detected in the initial screen.

 

In November, 2011,  CDC Surveillance announced that use of a Rapid Test Algorithm including 'Rapid-Rapid' met the current HIV Case Definition and provided instructions for recording a case diagnosed using these new algorithms. An individual identified by two positive rapid tests is described as a Presumptive Positive which assumes that the individual will be linked into care and treatment.
 

In November, 2011, the Director of Incidence and Case Surveillance at CDC revised surveillance definitions to align them with these new rapid testing algorithms. 

 

At present, most sites in New Jersey either utilize a second, different, rapid HIV test on location or have established a collaborating relationship to allow you to confirm the presence of antibodies detected in an initial rapid HIV screening..  An individual who is positive on both rapid HIV tests has less than a .5%  probability (1:200) of not being infected.  Two positive, but different rapid HIV tests are sufficient to link an individual immediately into the healthcare system so that they can  meet with a healthcare provider and begin formulating a plan to address their infection.


The ASTHO Vision Awards recognize outstanding state and territorial health department programs and initiatives that use a creative approach to address public health needs or problems.

NJ HIV and the NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - DIVISION OF HIV, STD & TB SERVICES are  THE PROUD RECIPIENTS OF THE:

  • 2006 - ASTHO VISION AWARD - FOR OUR 'RAPID HIV TEST' PROGRAM
  • 2013 - ASTHO VISION AWARD - FOR OUR 'PATIENT NAVIGATOR' PROGRAM

 
2017
RAPID HIV SCREENING
- NEW JERSEY-

Sites With 4th Generation Rapid HIV Testing Available

 

AS OF MAY 15, 2017:

 

 

The NJHIV TRAINING SET: 

 

HIV Training Alere Determine

This presentation is large (>5 mb), covers all elements of a comprehensive Rapid HIV Quality Assurance  program and may be problematic when using older computers or on networks with limited bandwidth.

 

PERFORMING A FINGERSTICK: 

Courtesy of: Trinity Biotech

 

Collecting a Fingerstick Specimen

 

The Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo rapid test uses a 50 l fingerstick blood sample collected in a pipette similar to that used by  in their Trinity - Syphilis Health Check procedure. Please click on the link if you'd like to review the process.

 

Once you have obtained the specimen, align the tip of the Capillary Tube containing the blood sample with the Sample Pad (marked by the arrow symbol) and gently squeeze the bulb avoiding air bubbles. Wait until all the blood is transferred from the Capillary Tube to the Sample Pad.
Caution: Do not lift the Capillary Tube from the Sample Pad before all the blood has been
transferred a bubble may form which will prevent the complete transfer of sample.

 

Wait for one minute, then apply one drop of Chase Buffer to the Sample Pad.

HIV COST AND REIMBURSEMENT

HRET, the Hospital, Research and Education Trust  has developed a free online toolkit for cost and reimbursement issues surrounding HIV testing and screening that is available at www.hret.org/hiv-cost. The package includes a downloadable calculator to assist hospitals, clinics and physicians in understanding the cost of HIV testing programs and maximizing reimbursement. The resource was developed in partnership with
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A coding guide for ROUTINE HEALTHCARE HIV Testing is available at: Coding-Guide-AAHIVM-AMA.pdf

Please remember that charging for HIV tests provided to a facility by the Division of HIV/AIDS (DHSTS) IS NOT permitted!

THE HIV WINDOW PERIOD:

A WEBINAR BY:

Kevin Delaney, Ph.D. MPH

Acting Lead
Special Studies and Diagnostics Team
Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

 


 

 

NJHIV  POWERPOINT (PDF) PRESENTATIONS

Last Updated: August 18, 2017

A complete list of PowerPoint Presentations from (2003-4 to our most recent meetings) are available. Click on MEETINGS PUBLICATIONS in the side bar menu and select from the comprehensive list.

RECENT MEETINGS:

2017

NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

STD WEBINAR:

E. Martin - Syphilis Screening - A Pilot Project 2017.pdf

NJ HIV DHSTS COORDINATOR MEETINGS:

PRESENTATIONS:

DHSTS:

S. Saunders - New Jersey HIV PrEP Integration.pdf

S. Kameth -Linkage to care data 2012-2016 FINAL.pdf

F. Vasapolli - 2017-18 Annual HIV Awareness & Testing Events.pdf

M. Brown and Siddiqui - Intro to Partner Services.pdf

K. Robinson - 2017 Continum of Surveillance.pdf

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NJ HIV RAPID TESTING SUPPORT

E. Martin-Salaru-Corbo-Hurley_Final Rutgers - 2017.pdf

DOCUMENTS FROM THE MEETING:

DESCRIPTION HYPERLINK
ALL Frequently Called Numbers 05-12-17.pdf
S. Saunders PrEP Counselor List April 13 2017.xlsx
S. Kameth Eval Web - Counseling Testing Quarterly CTN report instructions.doc
J. Corbo UPDATED PROCEDURE: POSITIVE TRACKING FORM SECTION 2.3.1 NJHIV Positive TrackingFormJan312017.pdf
   
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) EVENT form 2017 NHTD Event Form.doc
NHTD EVALUATION FORM 2017 Natl HIV Testing Day Evaluation Form.docx
World AIDS Day EVENT form 2017 WORLD AIDS DAY Event Form.doc
WAD EVALUATION FORM 2017 World AIDS Day Evaluation Form (002).docx
National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) EVENT Form 2018 NATIONAL BLACK HIV-AIDS (NBHAAD) AWARENESS DAY Event Form.doc
NBHAAD EVALUATION FORM 2018 NBHAAD Awareness EvaluationForm.docx
MOBILE VAN LIST FOR TESTING EVENTS

2017 Sites with Mobile Vans for Events.pdf

 

NJ HIV DMHAS SITE RECRUITMENT MEETING  (4/19/2017):

PRESENTATION: HIV RAPID TESTING IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES

DATA COLLECTION FORM: RWJMS.DMHAS PSA Data Collection Form.pdf

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NJ HIV UPDATES

Last Updated: September 1, 2017

Rapid HIV procedures, forms and policies are freely available for your use.  We invite you to review, copy, print and use our latest procedures, forms and policies! 


FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:

          Frequently Called Numbers 05.06.15.pdf 


CURRENT PROCEDURE MANUAL   

** 2017 POLICY & PROCEDURE MANUAL - SIGNED - *:

  CURRENT PROCEDURE MANUAL
Complete Signed (2017) Procedure Manual

(Large/Color 4.8 Mb) CAREFUL - EMAIL ATTACHMENTS WILL NOT WORK

Complete Signed Procedure Manual 06.07.17
Current EvalWeb Template (June 2015) EvaluationWeb HIV Test Template Current VersionwithoutSymbols.pdf

Individual chapters from the manual are also available for download separately. Please click on PROCEDURES in the side bar menu (to your left) and select from the table contents.

FORMS - PROTOCOLS - PROCEDURES

All current, 'in use', DHSTS forms are available below:

  2016 ONE DAY EVENT FORMS:
One Day Testing Event Protocol One_Day_Testing_Event-June2016.pdf
One Day Results Form

One day event result form final 5-10-16.xlsm

  HIV CONSENT FORMS:
Consent Form: ENGLISH Consent Determine Combo Rapid Test HIV withDHSTSApproval English.pdf
Consent Form: SPANISH

Consent Determine Combo Rapid Test HIV withDHSTSApproval-Spanish.pdf

  RTA MONTHLY TRACKING FORM:
RTA Tracking v5 - Word.docx Rapid-Rapid Monthly Tracking Form Version 5
RTA Tracking v5 SAMPLE

Rapid-Rapid Monthly Tracking Form Version 5 SAMPLE

  2016 National Testing Day FORM:
National Testing Day  (NTD) Evaluation Form 2016 National HIV Testing Day Evaluation Form.pdf
  PrEP PROCEDURES:
NJDOH PrEP Procedures NJ DOH PrEP Program Procedures DRAFT 4-26-16.pdf
  NJHIV POSITIVE TRACKING FORM:
NJ HIV Positive Tracking Form - 2017 SECTION 2.3.1 NJHIV Positive TrackingFormJan312017.pdf
   
  LINKAGE TO CARE COORDINATORS
NJ Linkage to Care Coordinators - Contact List and Map - 2017 New Jersey Linkage to Care Coordinators updated 6.1.17.pdf
   

TREATMENT GUIDELINES

  STD TREATMENT GUIDELINES
Complete MMWR 2015 STD Treatment Guideline 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines MMWR
MMWR 2015 SYPHILIS ONLY Treatment Guideline

2015 Syphilis ONLY Treatment Guidelines

All current, 'in use', DHSTS forms are available below:

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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
NJ HIV Clinical Laboratory

Faculty


- NJ HIV -
 
Faculty Member Education Academic Titles
 

Eugene G. Martin, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator - GRANT- DHSTS Program
DIRECTOR -
NJ HIV
 

New York Medical College, 1981

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

 

Gratian Salaru, M.D.
Principal Investigator- MOA - DAS Program
CO-DIRECTOR - NJ HIV

(BLD) - DAS sites

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania,1995 Associate  Professor of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Parisa Javidian, M.D.

 (BLD)- DMHAS sites
George Washington University, 1989 Associate  Professor of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
THOMAS KIRN, MD, Ph.D>
 
 

Assistant Professor of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
R
utgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

jULIE cornett, M.D. UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2005 Clinical assistant Professor OF medicine
 division OF infectious DISEASES - department OF medicine

Clinical assistant Professor pathology & Laboratory Medicine   
 division of clinical pathology - department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 

Contact Information

General Inquiries can be directed to the Administrative Offices listed below. The office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Telephone
732-743-3630