HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care

Anonymous HIV testing programs encourage people to get tested earlier and therefore to begin medical treatment earlier, according to a new study led by University of California San Francisco researchers.

Study results appear in the October 28 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

"HIV is the only infectious disease with dedicated anonymous testing programs that are funded by public health departments, and this practice has been controversial. We wanted to find out if this strategy worked to get people at risk for HIV infection to come in earlier for testing and care," said principal investigator Andrew Bindman, MD, director of the UCSF Primary Care Research Center at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center."

"Our study findings show two important outcomes. Anonymous testing is associated with earlier diagnosis of HIV infection, which means persons who know they are HIV positive can take steps to control the spread of the virus, and to earlier follow-up treatment, which can significantly impact quality and length of life," he added.

The research team compared the two types of HIV testing--confidential and anonymous--in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas.

In confidential testing, a person's name is linked to the specimen and test results are recorded in a medical chart with the name. The chart is handled according to standard confidentiality guidelines for medical records.

In anonymous testing, a unique identifying label (usually a number) rather then a patient's name is used to link the specimen and the result to the patient. The result is not recorded in a medical chart that has a patient name. The anonymous testing procedure was developed because of the stigma of AIDS in the early days of the epidemic and concerns that there would be breaches in the confidentiality of the medical chart.

At present, 40 states have publicly funded anonymous testing pro
'"/>

Contact: Corinna Kaarlela
corinna@itsa.ucsf.edu
415-476-3804
University of California - San Francisco
28-Oct-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Sensato and Divurgent ... Healthcare Systems” This three-day, highly interactive and immersive workshop, has been developed ... to the tactics, techniques and practices required to design and develop highly secure ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... , ... A July 13 article from The Daily Mail titled "Jab ... That Can Last 'For Five Weeks'" discusses the use of stem cells to ... that harvesting stem cell-rich bone marrow from the hip, known as bone marrow stromal ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 03, ... ... a leading global insurance brokerage firm, announced today that Joe Williams has joined ... business development, sales, and delivering HUB's differentiated service model to his clients. Mr. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... management and investigative services, has introduced a new logo and comprehensive brand ... that improve business outcomes for its customers. EMSI’s new tagline, “Powerful Information. ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... Provo, Utah (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 ... ... and corporate training, will be attending and exhibiting at the Association for Healthcare ... August 7-8. , “We are pleased for the opportunity the AHDI conference ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 2Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 3Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 4Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 3Health News:HUB International Insurance Services Announces Joe Williams Has Joined its Northern California Employee Benefits Division 2Health News:EMSI Announces New Branding: Powerful Information. Improved Outcomes. 2Health News:Career Step to Exhibit at AHDI Conference in Alexandria, Virginia on August 7-8 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... FLORHAM PARK, N.J. , Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... primary and secondary endpoints in a phase III study ... in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Naldemedine is ... This is the third Phase III trial in which ... Study results showed that a 0.2 mg tablet ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Israel , August 3, 2015 ... it received the statistical analysis of results from a study ... the BVX-005 phase II trial which took place in 2012, ... not exist at the time of the study- in particular ... the epidemic in the United States ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Minn. , Aug. 3, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... neuroblocking therapy to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other ... has been appointed to the Board of Directors, ... a Class II Director until the 2018 annual meeting ... Ms. McDougal has served in an executive capacity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Naldemedine Meets Primary Endpoint In Phase 3 Study For The Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation 2Naldemedine Meets Primary Endpoint In Phase 3 Study For The Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation 3Naldemedine Meets Primary Endpoint In Phase 3 Study For The Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation 4Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 2Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 3EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 2EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 3
Cached News: