Patients Can Accurately Perform Their Own Rapid HIV Point-of-Care Test in the Emergency Department.

@article{Nour2012PatientsCA,
  title={Patients Can Accurately Perform Their Own Rapid HIV Point-of-Care Test in the Emergency Department.},
  author={Samah Nour and Y. Z. Hsieh and Richard Rothman and Mary Jett-Goheen and Ophelia Langhorne and Lan Wu and Stephen M Peterson and Charlotte A. Gaydos},
  journal={Point of care},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={176-179}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and accuracy of having emergency department (ED) patients perform a rapid, point-of-care (POC) self-test for HIV before routine HIV testing. METHODS Patients aged 18 to 65 years were recruited to perform a rapid POC HIV oral fluid at The Johns Hopkins ED in conjunction with the standard-of-care HIV POC test. Acceptability and ease of use were assessed by a questionnaire. RESULTS A total of 259 patients… CONTINUE READING