Implementation of routine rapid HIV testing within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

@article{Anaya2012ImplementationOR,
  title={Implementation of routine rapid HIV testing within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.},
  author={Henry D. Anaya and Barbara G Bokhour and J. Feld and Joya F. Golden and Steven M. Asch and Herschel Knapp},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={7-14}
}
Current HIV testing methods can be ineffective; patients often do not return for results. HIV rapid testing (RT) provides accurate results in 20 min. Patients find nurse-initiated HIV rapid testing (NRT) more acceptable than current testing methods and increases receipt of test results. Translating research findings into sustainable practice poses widely recognized implementation challenges. To ascertain effectiveness of NRT implementation, formative and process evaluations were conducted… CONTINUE READING