Launching nurse-initiated HIV rapid testing in Veterans Affairs primary care: a comprehensive overview of a self-sustaining implementation.

@article{Knapp2011LaunchingNH,
  title={Launching nurse-initiated HIV rapid testing in Veterans Affairs primary care: a comprehensive overview of a self-sustaining implementation.},
  author={Herschel Knapp and Henry D. Anaya and J. Feld and Tuyen Dinh Hoang and Matthew Bidwell Goetz},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={734-7}
}
Our objectives were to use foundational pilot findings to guide the implementation of an HIV rapid testing (RT) intervention at one Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic and to evaluate the success and sustainability of this intervention over the course of one year. Policy modifications were drafted and adopted to enable nurses to order, administer, interpret and document HIV RTs. Staff enrolled in a two-part training sessions designed to teach pre- and post-test counselling techniques and the… CONTINUE READING