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Anaya HD, Butler JN, Solomon JL, Knapp H, Hoang T, Kan V, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Hare KA, Kertz B, Bokhour B. Implementation of nurse-initiated rapid HIV testing at high-prevalence primary care sites within the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2013 Apr 1; 40(4):341-5.
Nurse-initiated HIV rapid testing (NRT) increases testing/receipt of results compared with traditional testing. We implemented NRT in primary care clinics at 2 Veterans Affairs hospitals.At site 1, 2364 tests were conducted; 5 HIV positives were identified. At site 2, 2522 tests were conducted; 9 HIV positives were identified. Success varied across demographic/clinical strata.