This section contains additional resources to review. Please feel free to contact us if you discover material that you believe would help other HIV testing programs.
- 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (NHAS)
The Strategy is intended to be a concise plan that identifies a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes. According to the Executive Summary, “Success will require the commitment of governments at all levels, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others.” HIV testing programs to help identify people living with HIV and to help them gain access to care are important to the Strategy.
- Testing in Correctional Settings (CDC, DHHS, 2009)
The implementation of HIV testing in correctional settings is an important consideration in reducing the annual number of new HIV infections occurring in the United States. This document provides background statistics on HIV/AIDS in correctional facilities and covers issues relating to inmate privacy and confidentiality, opt-out HIV screening in correctional medical clinics, HIV testing procedures, and HIV/AIDS case reporting.
- Applying HIV Testing Guidelines in Clinical Practice (AFP, 2009)
This article discusses the barriers faced while testing and how the current HIV testing guidelines address many of these barriers by making the testing process more streamlined and less stigmatizing.
- Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing (Dr. Branson, CDC)
This presentation discusses the urgent need to increase the proportion of persons that are aware of their HIV status and the role of HIV screening in this effort. It also gives an overview of some of the rapid tests on the market and how these will help to expand screening.
- Top Ten Reasons to Know Your HIV Status (SEATEC, 2011)
This presentation was given by the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) and has some statistics specific to Georgia, but ones that also to apply to all locations. It also contains testing information and facts that can be shared with your clients.
- 2011 Update on Implementation of Rapid HIV Testing (NASTAD, 2011)
This report highlights major topic areas assessed in the 2010 survey of 65 State and local health departments funded to implement and support rapid HIV testing. These areas include implementation, procurement, rapid test performance, adoption of multi-test algorithms, future plans and technical assistance needs.
- Pros and Cons of HIV Testing (MATEC, 2011)
This list can be used to start a discussion and to better understand the many reasons a person might want or not want to get tested for HIV. Being able to discuss the pros and cons of HIV testing is important for all participants of a testing program.
- Capacity Assessment (PAETC, 2008)
This assessment is designed for quick and easy use by the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center team to determine the scope of HIV testing services in a clinical site (community health center or labor & delivery department) and the capacity of the clinical site to provide those testing services.
- Memorandum of Understanding (MATEC-MO, 2010)
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) details the collaborative working relationship between Kansas City Free Health Clinic and [venue – to be determined] for the purposes of executing Routine Universal Screening for HIV – Linkage to Care (RUSH – Link), a program funded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (MDHSS) initiative: Expanded and Integrated Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing.
- A New Day For Women
This article reviews the new services available to women as of August 1, 2012 due to the implementation of new portions of the Affordable Care act, including HIV screening.
- HIV Testing During Labor and Delivery (SEATEC, 2011)
This pocket guide is for quick reference for healthcare providers. It also contains contacts for national resources and reference material. It was prepared by Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center and the legal information is cited for the State of Georgia.
- Site Assessment for the 2012 Illinois Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (MATEC,PHIMC, 2012)
This assessment is used to collect site, contact, and baseline information from sites conducting the Expanded HIV Testing Initiative in Illinois. It can be used as a tool to understand what kind of information you should be able to answer about your program.
- Frequently Asked Questions on HIV Testing (NHACCC, UCSF, 2006)
This list of questions was compiled by National Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NHACC) at the University of California, San Francisco. The Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws as well as additional resources are available on their Routine HIV Testing page at: http://www.nccc.ucsf.edu/hiv_clinical_resources/routine_hiv_testing
- HIV Testing Resources (MATEC, PHIMC)
A list which includes toll free numbers to call for more information and websites to explore.
- HIV Testing Definitions (MATEC, PHIMC, 2011)
Some definitions to understand before you start your research.
This is a sample of a brochure that was designed to educate and provide information about informed consent for Routine HIV testing in Illinois.
- HIV Testing Buttons (MATEC)
These buttons were created by the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center and have become quite popular at routine HIV testing sites.
- Routine Testing Poster – English (MATEC, PHIMC)
Today we are going to test you for HIV WHY?
- Routine Testing Poster – Spanish (MATEC, PHIMC)
Hoy te haremos la prueba del VIH ¿Por qué?