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       WELCOME TO New Jersey HIV        

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 IS THE PROUD RECIPIENT OF THE:

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

 

WHAT IS RAPID HIV TESTING?

 

A rapid test for  HIV is a screening test that produces results in 1 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. Recently, a new 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.

 

In New Jersey, state clinical laboratory licensure is required to conduct rapid HIV testing.

 

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 of new 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. NJ HIV provided important data used by CDC to validate these new Rapid Testing Algorithms (RTA).

Sites With Rapid-Rapid Testing Available

In 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 these new algorithms.
 

NJ RAPID TESTING SITES

 

 WHAT ARE THE NEW CLSI GUIDELINES ?

 

New 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 algorithms. 

 

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 result. 

 

At 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 their infection

 

 

 

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.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEMS FORM MANUAL

 


 

 

NJHIV  POWERPOINT (PDF) PRESENTATIONS

Last Updated: May 7, 2014

RECENT MEETINGS:

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.

2014

HIV COORDINATOR MEETINGS:

PRESENTATIONS:

Saunders - Navigator Program 4-28-14.pdf

Martin - Corbo DHSTS HIV Coordinator_RWJMS.pdf

Dufficy - CTR Presentation.pdf

Aye - 2013 POS Data Summary.pdf

Rekha - CTR Presentation.pdf

Shwetha - CTR Presentation.pdf

OTHER MATERIALS:

cdc50_42a Adult HIV Confid Case Form.pdf

Evaluation Web definitions and procedures for follow up.pdf

EvaluationWeb 2013 HIV Test Template_5.16.13.pdf

Frequently called numbers 04242014.pdf

HIV client record checkoff lists rev apr 22.pdf

2013

Saunders - CoordinatorsMeeting - 2013 - PDF

DHSTS 2013 Coordinator Update Laboratory - Cadoff - PDF

PARTNER NOTIFICATION SERVICES

Martin - HIV Rapid Testing Algorithms - 2013

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES

Emartin-ECadoff - HIV Update 2013 Quarterly Addictions Provider Meeting 9-19-2013

ABucon Rapid HIV Testing Initiative 7.25.13

LBerezny - Collaboration_Navigators Med Update 7-17-13

GSalaru - DAS2013July

2012

RTA and Linkage to Care Roll-out - Saunders - 11-16-2012.pdf

Rapid-2-Rapid Rollout 11-16-2012 - MARTIN.pdf

NJ HIV 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  &  FORMS

Last Updated: OCTOBER 3, 2014

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 1.52 Mb)

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', procedures forms are available for download from the PROCEDURE menu. Please click on PROCEDURES in the side bar menu and select from the table.

DHSTS FORMS

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

ONE DAY EVENT FORMS:  
One Day Testing Event Form One_Day_Testing_Event-5-06-14final.doc
One Day Results Form

One day event result form final 5-6-14.xls

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

Faculty


Faculty Member Education Administrative Position/Interests
 
Academic Titles

Evan M. Cadoff, M.D
Principal Investigator - DHAS Program

SUNY at Stony Brook, 1981

Acting Chairman, Department of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Co-Director, NJ DHSS Public and Environmental Health Laboratories

CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
Professor
Chief, Division of Clinical Pathology

Eugene G. Martin, Ph.D.
CO-DIRECTOR -
NJ HIV

New York Medical College, 1981

Administrative Director, UDL
Sub-Director, POCT testing

Co-director, all NJ DHAS sites

Professor 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 Assistant Professor of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Parisa Javidian, M.D.
DIRECTOR (BLD) - DHAS sites
George Washington University, 1989 Clinical and Anatomic Pathology

 
Associate Professor of  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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