Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

CALIFORNIA: AHF to Launch Nation's First 1 Minute HIV Testing at the Abbey in West Hollywood: '1 Minute Results!'




 

Rock Hill Herald Online (Rock Hill, S.C.) (09.21.12) Aids Weekly Plus

On Saturday, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) planned to become the first community-based HIV-testing program in the United States to provide HIV test results in one minute. AHF introduced the new test at a gala event at the Abbey with testing continuing to midnight. Testing counselors in five of AHF’s free mobile testing vans stationed in front of the Abbey offered free, one-minute result tests to the community. The INSTI™ Rapid HIV Test from bioLytical Laboratories received approval in July for widespread use in the United States by the US Food and Drug Administration. According to Terri Ford, Senior Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, AHF has used more than 1 million of these tests in the past four years in programs and partnerships in Uganda, India, Mexico, and Estonia, and is happy to bring the technology home to people in the United States.



 


Copyright © 2012 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.



Information in this article was accurate in September 24, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.