Choosing a Test
Rapid HIV Testing
- The purpose of this technical assistance bulletin (PDF 14KB) is to provide HIV/STD surveillance sites and HIV counseling and testing sites guidance for the reporting of preliminary positive rapid HIV test results.
- Adoption of Rapid Testing in Hospitals (PDF 72KB)
- Implementing Rapid HIV Testing (PDF 1.06MB)
- Outcomes of Offering Rapid POC HIV Testing in a STD Clinic (PDF 82KB)
- Considering Whether to Implement a Rapid Testing Program Using Rapid HIV Testing Technology: A Self-Assessment for Agencies (PDF 114KB)
- Improving Identification of Patients Infected with HIV Using rapid testing in the ED: A Systems-Based Approach (PDF 44KB)
- Fact Sheet - General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States
- Texas Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Services in Texas, including treatment resources for persons living with HIV, alphabetical listing by city, www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/services/service.shtm
- The 2009 Services Handbook: A Guide to HIV & AIDS Services in the North Texas Area
The 2009 Services Handbook is designed as a guide to help find information about organizations and services for people living with HIV and AIDS in Dallas County and surrounding areas. The 'Getting Started' section of this guide provides a better understanding of the help that is available and how to access services including who to call.
- CDC Referrals 1-800-CDC-INFO (1800-232-4636). This CDC information resource can provide information on locations where HIV testing is performed as well as information on local clinic and health centers where HIV treatment is available.
- Houston Resource Guide: The Blue Book
Test to Treat
- Prevention of HIV-1 Infection with Early Antiretroviral Therapy
Antiretroviral therapy that reduces viral replication could limit the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in serodiscordant couples.
- Treating HIV-infected people with antiretrovirals significantly reduces transmission to partners
People living with HIV are less likely to pass on the virus to their sexual partners when they immediately receive medication. An international study that included more than 1,700 couples showed that taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs immediately, instead of waiting for the immune system to be weakened, led to a 96.3% reduction in HIV transmission to a sexual partner who does not carry the virus.
- Universal Voluntary HIV Testing and Immediate Antiretroviral Therapy as a Strategy for Elimination of HIV Transmission: a Mathematical Model (PDF 276KB)
- Universal Voluntary HIV Testing and Immediate Antiretroviral Therapy, comments (PDF 142KB)
- Universal Voluntary testing and Treatment for Prevention of HIV Transmission (PDF 112KB)
- Examining the promise of HIV elimination by 'test and treat' in hyperendemic settings (PDF 246KB)
Texas Law Related to Routine HIV Testing