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IS RAPID HIV TESTING?
A rapid test for detecting antibody to HIV is
a screening test that produces results in 5 to 30 minutes. Unlike
conventional HIV testing
that utilizes a procedure known as an enzyme immunoassay (EIA),
rapid HIV testing is simpler, but has about equal sensitivity and
specificity in detecting the presence of antibodies to the human
immunodeficiency virus type I or II.
Jersey, state clinical laboratory licensure is required to conduct rapid
WHAT IS RAPID-RAPID HIV TESTING?
Rapid HIV testing utilizes a single rapid testing
device in order to screen whether an individual is infected with HIV.
Since 1989, an additional confirmatory test, either a Western
blot, IFA or a
nucleic amplification test has been required to diagnose an
individual as infected with HIV.
In March 2010, CDC and the Association of Public
Health Laboratories (APHL) proposed validation ofnew
algorithms for supplemental testing after a reactive HIV screening
test. One of the new algorithms made use of a second, different
manufacturer's rapid HIV to verify the results of the initial screen.
Sites With Rapid-Rapid
November, 2011 Irene Hall, Ph.D. announced that new HIV Testing
Algorithms including 'Rapid-Rapid' met the current HIV Case Definition
and provided instructions for recording a case diagnosed using the new
NJ RAPID TESTING SITES
WHAT ARE THE NEW CLSI GUIDELINES ?
consistent with new CDC lab and point-of-care based HIV testing
algorithms were published in June
2011 by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI
document: M53-A, ISBN 1-56238-758-8).
In November, 2011, the
Director of Incidence and Case Surveillance at CDC revised
surveillance definitions to align them with these new testing
At present, 23 sites in New
Jersey utilize a second, different, rapid HIV test to verify the initial
rapid HIV screening result in a single screening visit. An individual who is positive on both rapid
HIV tests has less than a .5% probability of not being infected.
After more than 120,000 “Rapid-Rapid” test screenings performed in
New Jersey since December, 2008 and more than 1,000 HIV-positive
results, we know that less than 1:200 “Presumed Positives” will
later be removed from care because of a false positive screening
many Counseling and Testing Sites in New Jersey 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
HIV COST AND REIMBURSEMENT
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.
Please remember that charging for HIV tests provided to a facility
by the Division of HIV/AIDS IS NOT permitted!
OCTOBER 4, 2013
A complete list
of PowerPoint Presentations from (2003-4 to our most recent
meetings) are also available. Click on MEETINGS PUBLICATIONS in the side
bar menu and select from the comprehensive list.
Martin - HIV Rapid
Testing Algorithms - 2013
MENTAL HEALTH &
Emartin-ECadoff - HIV Update 2013 Quarterly Addictions Provider Meeting
ABucon Rapid HIV Testing Initiative 7.25.13
LBerezny - Collaboration_Navigators Med Update 7-17-13
HIV COORDINATOR MEETINGS:
Saunders - CoordinatorsMeeting - 2013 - PDF
DHSTS 2013 Coordinator Update Laboratory - Cadoff - PDF
RTA and Linkage to Care Roll-out - Saunders - 11-16-2012.pdf
Rapid-2-Rapid Rollout 11-16-2012 - MARTIN.pdf
UPDATE - MARTIN et al 3-21-12.pdf
DHSTS UPDATE - CTR DATA Review 3-21-12.pdf
NJ Linkage to Care Flow Chart - DUTTON 3-21-12.pdf
DHSTS SURVEILLANCE - Surveillance and Reporting 3-2012.pdf
NJ HIV PROCEDURES &
OCTOBER 4, 2013
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 3192012.pdf
** 2013 POLICY & PROCEDURE
MANUAL - SIGNED +*:
NJ HIV Procedure Manual Oct 2013 Color.pdf
(Large/Color 28.67 Mb)
NJ HIV Procedure Manual Oct 2013 BW.pdf (Small/BW
Individual chapters are also
available for download separately. Please click on PROCEDURES in the
side bar menu (to your left) and select from the table contents.
RECENTLY RELEASED FORMS:
No additional forms have
been recently released
All current, 'in use',
are available for download from the PROCEDURE menu. Please click on PROCEDURES in the side bar
menu and select from the table.
'in use', DHSTS forms are available below:
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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
M. Cadoff, M.D
Principal Investigator -
at Stony Brook, 1981
Acting Chairman, Department of Pathology
& Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, NJ DHSS Public and Environmental Health Laboratories
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
Division of Clinical Pathology
G. Martin, Ph.D.
Administrative Director, UDL
Sub-Director, POCT testing
Co-director, all NJ DHAS sites
of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Pathology course -
Physicians Assistant Course
Gratian Salaru, M.D.
Principal Investigator - DAS Program
DIRECTOR (BLD) - DAS sites
University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Timisoara, Romania, 1995
Hematopathology, Clinical and Anatomic
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Parisa Javidian, M.D.
DIRECTOR (BLD) - DHAS sites
Clinical and Anatomic Pathology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
General Inquiries can be directed to the Administrative Offices listed below.
The office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.