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Counseling and Testing Resources
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Voluntary Counseling and Testing
Surveillance and Reporting
Databases and Listings of HIV/AIDS Service Providers
Counseling and Testing Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
(CDC DHAP) Funds over 10,000 public testing sites, issues testing guidelines and counselor training protocols, and makes recommendations for surveillance policy in the United States. CDC HIV testing resources include:
Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic
An initiative aimed at reducing barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increasing access to quality medical care, treatment, and ongoing prevention services for those diagnosed with HIV.
General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid Tests Available in the U.S.
Detailed fact sheet of rapid HIV tests that are currently available in the United States.
Global AIDS Program
(CDC GAP) Strategies of CDC GAP with regard to research on and implementation of voluntary counseling and testing in an international context.
Web resource that includes an HIV testing site locator, information on HIV counseling, testing, and referral, and resources for people who test positive.
Rapid Testing
CDC documents on rapid testing for HIV.
Comment Dire
French-language site with provider training materials on HIV counseling and testing, slide sets, an extensive bibliography, and information on ordering counseling guides and films.
The DELIVER project helps developing countries establish effective and efficient supply chains for public health and family planning programs.
Family Health International: Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV
(FHI) Overview of FHI's VCT research and links to FHI's counseling and testing fact sheets and documents.
Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
(FDA CBER) Regulatory agency responsible for licensing tests for HIV in the United States. Site includes a listing of all approved HIV, HTLV, and hepatitis tests, as well as a fact sheet on HIV home test kits.
UNAIDS: Voluntary Counseling & Testing
Document collection from UNAIDS including reports and guidance on voluntary counseling and testing (VCT).
U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) Voluntary counseling and testing programs are provided and promoted by USAID in regions with high HIV prevalence; USAID programs have established testing centers, trained counselors, and supported community outreach workers.
Assay Manufacturers
FDA Licensed/Approved HIV, HTLV and Hepatitis Tests
Food and Drug Administration list of tests with information including name, use, manufacturer, and approval date.
Commercially Available Rapid Tests for HIV
Links to manufacturer's Web pages.
Abbott Diagnostics
Producers of HIV-1 antibody assays, including the OraQuick rapid HIV-1 blood test.
Ora Quick Rapid Test
HIV-1 antibody test.
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Makers of HIV-1 and HIV-2 tests, including Western blot and microplate assays. Products also include tests for hepatitis A, B, C and D; syphilis and malaria.
Calypte Biomedical
Makers of urine- and serum-based HIV tests.
Makers of rapid test sensitive to HIV-1, HIV-2, and group O infections.
Home Access Health Corporation
Makers of Home Access HIV home collection kit.
OraSure Technologies
Makers of the OraSure oral HIV test and the OraQuick rapid HIV test.
Roche Diagnostics
Makers of the AMPLI line of diagnostic tools, including the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan Assays for HIV-1, HCV, and HBV.