TESTING

AIDS.gov

AIDS.org

AIDS InfoNet

amfAR

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

eMedicine Health

Healthline

Health Research & Educational Trust

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV InfoSource

HIV Insite

Mayo Clinic

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center

National HIV Testing Resources

Nemours TeensHealth

Posornot

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Wikipedia

WomensHealth.gov

This web site provides a basic overview about HIV testing and a list of general information resources, resources about HIV testing, where to get tested, information about HIV testing privacy, resources for HIV testing guidelines and standards, and frequent questions asked about HIV/AIDS testing.

http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/hiv-testing/confidential-anonymous-testing/index.html

The mission of AIDS.org is to help prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS by providing education and facilitating the free and open exchange of knowledge at an easy-to-find centralized web site. This page lists helpful questions and answers in a comprehensive guide specific to HIV testing.

http://www.aids.org/info/testing.html

This page contains a document entitled fact sheet 102 highlighting information on HIV testing.

http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/102

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $290 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

http://www.amfar.org/community/article.aspx?id=3576

This web site page contains information on trends and challenges of testing, rapid HIV testing, healthcare settings, as well as questions and answers, fact sheets, slide sets, pod casts and links.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/index.html

This web site provides helpful information on HIV testing, results, types, counseling, pregnancy and HIV, as well as references and links.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/hiv_testing/article_em.htm

This article offers a good overview of the HIV/AIDS test and other laboratory tests that people with HIV/AIDS often take during treatment.

http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/aids-tests

Multiple approaches to HIV testing are being employed in hospital emergency departments across the U.S.; however, there is limited data to inform which approaches work best in different circumstances. HRET has developed this guide for clinicians and administrators seeking to incorporate routine HIV testing in their EDs. It is a practical guide to different approaches, considerations, and resources for making HIV testing routine in ED care. It is based on findings from site visits and interviews with leadership and staff in EDs and health departments that have done it. Use this guide to navigate program design and resource allocation decisions as well as to inform policies and operational approaches to HIV testing in your ED.

http://edhivtestguide.org

This annually updated fact sheet on HIV testing in the United States provides information on key testing statistics, testing recommendations as advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testing sites and policies, including state-specific information, and a summary of the types of tests available.

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6094.cfm

HIVInfoSource is a guide to the innovative clinical research and comprehensive care options at the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center. It is their mission to discover new strategies for treating people with HIV and helping HIV-negative people stay safe. HIVInfoSource is also an informational resource about current topics in HIV/AIDS and the body. This page covers understanding HIV test results.

http://www.hivinfosource.org/hivis/hivbasics/results/

This is a hypertext list of documents related to HIV/AIDS tests, provided by the FDA.

http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-00&doc=kb-03-01-01

Mayo Clinic's three main web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. This page considers HIV testing: It discusses what tests are needed and when to get tested.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-testing/ID00050

This compendium of state HIV testing laws, updated for 2009, describes key state HIV testing laws and policies. Each state’s HIV testing laws are unique and many have undergone revision or supplementation.

http://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinician-consultation/hiv-testing/

This web site, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control, offers resources on HIV/AIDS testing, including a national database of HIV/AIDS testing sites and answers to many questions about HIV/AIDS and testing.

http://www.hivtest.org

The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media is a part of The Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont in 1936 and is devoted to improving the health of children. The pediatrician-led Center is unique in the nation with its exclusive focus on children's health media. Geared for teenagers, this page provides information on HIV testing.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/hiv_tests.html

mtvU is MTV Networks’ Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 24-hour college network. It is the largest and most comprehensive media network just for college students. Posornot provides information on HIV/AIDS; this page provides questions and answers on getting tested for HIV.

http://www.posornot.com/informed.testing/

The Body's mission is to use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians, demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improve patients' quality of life, and foster community through human connection. This page provides numerous links to resources on testing.

http://www.thebody.com/index/testing.html

The United States Food and Drug Administration regulates the tests that detect infection with HIV. Up until 1996, the only way to get tested for HIV was to be tested under a doctor's supervision.

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/HIVHomeTestKits/ucm126460.htm

The Wikipedia entry on HIV testing. References are also available at the bottom of the page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_test

This web site, specific for women and HIV/AIDS, covers types of HIV tests, confidential versus anonymous testing, knowing your partner's HIV status, and additional resources.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/get-tested-for-hiv/index.html

 

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