HIV Testing After a First Positive Rapid Diagnostic Test: A Role for Nucleic Acid Testing?
Anne M Neilan, Jennifer E Cohn, Jean-Francois Lemaire, Emma Sacks, Rebecca Alban, Kenneth A Freedberg, Rochelle P Walensky, Andrea L Ciaranello
Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; Strategic Information, Evaluation and Research
We developed an open-access, Excel-based model simulating currently recommended and alternative algorithms for adult HIV testing as a preliminary investigation of trade-offs between accuracy and costs. Despite higher costs, simpler HIV testing algorithms incorporating point of care nucleic acid testing may improve outcomes and thus merit additional research and field testing. Read more