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Rapid HIV Testing Program in the Emergency Department

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00548041
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 23, 2007
Results First Posted : November 2, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2015
Gilead Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Temple University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of a rapid HIV testing program in the Temple University Hospital(TUH)Emergency Department. We hypothesize that a rapid HIV testing program in the TUH Emergency Department is feasible. Patients presenting to the Adult TUH Emergency Department with certain conditions will be offered rapid HIV testing. Testing will be performed by oral swab using the OraQuick Advance test. Patients will receive post-test counseling.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Other: HIV test by oral swab Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Pilot Study to Evaluate a Rapid HIV Testing Program in the Emergency Department
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Rapid HIV Tested
Subjects have HIV testing by oral swab performed.
Other: HIV test by oral swab
Eligible subjects underwent rapid HIV testing by oral swab.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Department [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Feasibility was assessed as number of participants who were approached and agreed to participate in rapid HIV testing and then had testing completed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

One of the following conditions:

  • Sexually transmitted disease evaluation or prior history of sexually transmitted disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Clinical condition that suggests possible immunodeficiency
  • History of illicit drug use
  • History of chronic viral hepatitis
  • Patients with unexplained pneumonia or recurrent pneumonia
  • Male patients who have a history of sex with men
  • Abdominal pain in a sexually active woman or urethritis in a man
  • Trauma.
  • Age 18 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 18 years.
  • None of the above conditions.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00548041

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United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
Gilead Sciences
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Principal Investigator: Ellen Tedaldi, M.D. Temple University

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Responsible Party: Temple University Identifier: NCT00548041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11007
First Posted: October 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 2, 2015
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Temple University:
Emergency Department
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes