Summary: Testing in which the source of the specimen or the person being tested is not individually identified.
Publications147 found, 100 shown here
- Behavioral and biological risks of women seeking HIV test in an anonymous testing centerAyrton Daniel Ribeiro Filho
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Braz J Infect Dis 15:360-4. 2011..Due to the high prevalence and morbidity sexually transmitted diseases are highly relevant to public health, especially for women...
- Rapid HIV antibody testing in the New York State Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing Program: experience from the fieldMara San Antonio-Gaddy
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, Corning Tower Rm 315, Albany, NY 12237, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:446-50. 2006..To assess rapid and conventional HIV test use, client satisfaction, and counselors' comfort...
- Changing epidemiology of HIV anonymous testing in Switzerland for 1996-2006L R Prasad
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 139:256-63. 2009To assess whether the prevalence of HIV positive tests in clients at five anonymous testing sites in Switzerland had increased since the end of the 1990s, and ascertain whether there had been any concurrent change in the proportions of ..
- The elimination of anonymous HIV testing: a case study in North CarolinaBrian C Castrucci
Division of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 8:30-7. 2002..However, between 13 and 24 months after the policy change, the number of tests administered returned to near pre-policy levels. Understanding North Carolina's experience can assist others considering similar policy changes...
- India announces plan to inform HIV infected blood donorsGanapati Mudur
BMJ 325:1380. 2002
- Establishment of a method of anonymization of DNA samples in genetic researchKazuo Hara
Department of Clinical Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
J Hum Genet 48:327-30. 2003..All institutions engaged in genetic research may wish to take measures such as the one described here to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of the participants in their genetic studies...
- Designing an HIV counseling and testing program for bathhouses: the Seattle experience with strategies to improve acceptabilityFreya Spielberg
Department of Family Medicine, Center for AIDS and STDs, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
J Homosex 44:203-20. 2003..Use of FDA approved, new rapid tests that do not require venipuncture, centrifugation, or laboratory oversight will further decrease barriers to testing and facilitate implementation of bathhouse testing programs in other communities...
- Treating asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases at anonymous HIV counseling and testing sitesJames W Dilley
AIDS Health Project, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0884, USA
Sex Transm Dis 30:874-5. 2003
- Does name-based HIV reporting deter high-risk persons from HIV testing? Results from San FranciscoSandra Schwarcz
San Francisco Department of Public Health, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:93-6. 2004..Previous studies of a deterrent effect of HIV reporting were not conducted in areas with high HIV infection rates and politically active populations...
- Prevalence of HIV in workforces in southern Africa, 2000-2001Clive Evian
Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
S Afr Med J 94:125-30. 2004..We surveyed workforces in southern Africa to determine HIV prevalence among formally employed, largely male populations...
- Consent to HIV testing and consequentialism in health care ethicsMichael Parker
Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF
HEC Forum 16:45-52. 2004
- Trends in HIV prevalence among public sexually transmitted disease clinic attendees in the Western region of the United States (1989-1999)Nina T Harawa
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, CA 90005 4001, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1206-15. 2004..Using data from anonymous unlinked testing of routinely collected sera, trends in HIV are compared among sexually transmitted disease patients in 4 Western urban centers...
- Estimation of HIV incidence among repeat anonymous testers in Catalonia, SpainCristiane Murta Ramalho Nascimento
Center for Epidemiological Studies on HIV AIDS in Catalonia, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 20:1145-7. 2004A retrospective cohort study of 2124 repeat HIV testers attending at anonymous testing sites (ATS) of Catalonia between 1995 and 2001 registered 3273 person-years (PY) of follow-up and 76 seroconversions (incidence density of 2...
- Anonymous versus confidential HIV testing: client and provider decision making under uncertaintyOscar Grusky
Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1551, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:157-66. 2005..studies of HIV testing sites were undertaken in order to improve understanding of confidential and anonymous testing. Three sites offered only confidential testing (a large health maintenance organization's Urgent Care clinic,..
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission and voluntary counseling and testing programme data: what is their utility for HIV surveillance?Wolfgang Hladik
Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
AIDS 19:S19-24. 2005Antenatal clinic (ANC)-based surveillance through unlinked anonymous testing (UAT) for HIV without informed consent provides solid long-term trend data in resource-constrained countries with generalized epidemics...
- Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of health care workers regarding alternatives to prolonged breast-feeding (ANRS 1201/1202, Ditrame Plus, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)Renaud Becquet
Unité INSERM 593, Institut de Santé Publique Epidémiologie Développement, Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:102-5. 2005..However, proposing alternatives to prolonged breast-feeding causes difficulties for health care workers that should be taken into account when tailoring such complex interventions...
- Consistency of reported alcohol use by pregnant women: anonymous versus confidential questionnaires with item nonresponse differencesAstrid Alvik
Sogn Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ulleval University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1444-9. 2005..Self-report is the best method to attain information about moderate alcohol consumption. However, reported alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy is sensitive to response bias...
- HIV incidence during a cluster-randomized trial of two strategies providing voluntary counselling and testing at the workplace, ZimbabweElizabeth L Corbett
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
AIDS 21:483-9. 2007..Counselling may promote beneficial behavioural change, although knowledge of negative status does not appear to contribute further benefit...
- HIV incidence and HIV testing behavior in men who have sex with men: using three incidence sources, The Netherlands, 1984-2005Nicole H T M Dukers
Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Health Service of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AIDS 21:491-9. 2007..Given a general rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and risky sexual behavior, we examine the HIV incidence among MSM in the Netherlands with data from three different sources...
- [High time for wide application of an opting-out strategy for HIV testing]N H T Dukers-Muijrers
GGD, cluster Infectieziekten, Amsterdam
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2661-5. 2007..The opting-out system was initiated in the Amsterdam STI clinic in 2007 in order to further reduce the number of undiagnosed HIV infections...
- Anonymous HIV tests made available in ManitobaAlison Symington
HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev 12:31. 2007
- Can we improve recruitment of oocyte donors with loss of donor anonymity? A hospital-based surveySanora Brett
Assisted Conception Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Hum Fertil (Camb) 11:101-7. 2008..This survey aims to examine the impact of loss of anonymity on willingness to donate oocytes and strategies to improve recruitment...
- [Detection of HCV infection among clients of an anonymous testing center for HIV infection]Slawomir Chlabicz
Zakład Medycyny Rodzinnej i Pielegniarstwa Srodowiskowego Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku, Białystok
Przegl Epidemiol 59:21-9. 2005..the study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for HCV infection among clients of the centre of anonymous testing for HIV infection...
- Prevalence of SIL and SCCA in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive women at anonymous clinic in Chonburi HospitalW Hluangdansakul
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chonburi Hospital, Thailand
J Med Assoc Thai 89:289-93. 2006..p = 0.007) CONCLUSION: The present study showed a high prevalence of SIL and SCCA in-HIV-infected women at Chonburi Hospital...
- Ethical use of tissue samples in genetic researchKenneth S Azarow
Department of Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA
Mil Med 168:437-41. 2003..An algorithm was created to establish a system of checks and balances concerning privacy, protection and an appeals process...
- Hepatitis E virus infection is highly prevalent among pregnant women in Accra, GhanaAndrew A Adjei
Department of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
Virol J 6:108. 2009..Therefore we evaluated the prevalence of anti-HEV IgG and anti-HEV IgM among pregnant women seen between the months of January and May, 2008 at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana...
- Regional differences in HIV trends in The Gambia: results from sentinel surveillance among pregnant womenMaarten F Schim van der Loeff
Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia
AIDS 17:1841-6. 2003..To monitor HIV-1 and HIV-2 trends in The Gambia, West Africa...
- Sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers in England and WalesN Connor
PHLS AIDS and STD Centre, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London
Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev 7:R173-8. 1997..Unlinked anonymous testing revealed HIV antibody in 7...
- Risk factors for HIV infection in a national adult population: evidence from the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health SurveyKiersten Johnson
ORC Macro International, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:627-36. 2006..To study demographic, social, behavioral, and biological variables as risk factors for HIV infection among men and women in Kenya...
- Ethical issues in human prion diseasesS J Tabrizi
Department of Neurodegenerative Disease MRC Prion Unit, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
Br Med Bull 66:305-16. 2003..In this chapter, we outline ethical questions posed by research, diagnostic procedures and therapy in the field of prion diseases...
- [Trend of HIV seroprevalence among mothers of new-born infants from 1996 to 1999]I Noguer
Secretaría del Plan Nacional sobre el Sida Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Med Clin (Barc) 115:772-4. 2000..To analyze the evolution of HIV prevalence in mothers of Spanish new-borns...
- Does HIV reporting by name deter testing? MESH Study GroupF M Hecht
Positive Health Program HIV Section, University of California at San Francisco, 94110, USA
AIDS 14:1801-8. 2000..We sought to determine whether persons at risk of HIV infection knew their state's HIV reporting policy and whether they had delayed or avoided testing because of it...
- Response rates for providing a blood specimen for HIV testing in a population-based survey of young adults in ZimbabweA D McNaghten
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
BMC Public Health 7:145. 2007..To determine differences among persons who provided blood specimens for HIV testing compared with those who did not among those interviewed for the population-based Zimbabwe Young Adult Survey (YAS)...
- AIDS, public health and the panic reaction (Part II)R Priya
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Natl Med J India 7:288-91. 1994..should be made aware about the importance of informed consent and counseling to encourage voluntary and anonymous testing. The present WHO definition of AIDS for diagnosis is too general and is based on the African experience...
- Characteristics of clients attending confidential versus anonymous testing clinics for human immunodeficiency virusI Levi
Infectious Disease Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Isr Med Assoc J 3:184-7. 2001To compare risk behavior between subjects attending anonymous and confidential clinics for human immunodeficiency virus testing, and to assess whether anonymous testing results in a higher accrual of persons at risk for HIV.
- HIV prevalence among men and women admitted to a South African public psychiatric hospitalPamela Y Collins
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
AIDS Care 21:863-7. 2009..We conducted anonymous testing among 151 patients who were psychiatrically stable and able to give informed consent. Forty patients (26...
- Prevalence of substance abuse among patients with physical diseases seen in an emergency room in JapanNaotsugu Hirabayashi
National Center Hospital for Mental, Nervous, and Muscular Disorders, Tokyo 187 8551, Japan
Am J Addict 13:398-404. 2004..2%). It is necessary to look at the methodological differences between this study and previous studies; however, this finding supports the lower point prevalence of methamphetamine in an ER in Japan than in an ER in the United States...
- Secrecy and risk among MSM in Tbilisi, GeorgiaElizabeth C Costenbader
Behavioral and Biomedical Research Department, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
AIDS Care 21:591-7. 2009..low, results from this qualitative study indicate that efforts to educate and to provide unobtrusive and anonymous testing and counseling services to MSM may be critical to the deterrence of an HIV epidemic in the Republic of ..
- Hepatitis C virus among genitourinary clinic attenders in Scotland: unlinked anonymous testingD Goldberg
Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, UK
Int J STD AIDS 12:17-21. 2001..Interventions to prevent the spread of HCV should be targeted mainly at injecting drug user (IDU) populations...
- Anonymous predictive testing for Huntington's disease in the United StatesC L Visintainer
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Genet Test 5:213-8. 2001..We found that more men than women requested anonymous testing, for reasons that more often related to personal privacy than to insurance or discrimination concerns...
- Voluntary counseling, testing, and referral for HIV: new technologies, research findings create dynamic opportunitiesT Summers
Progressive Health Partners, Inc, Washington, DC 20011, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:S128-35. 2000..and effectiveness of VCT, the authors recommend that VCT programs employ outreach programs offering anonymous testing to reach those at heightened risk of HIV infection, and to make rapid use of new technologies and counseling ..
- Overcoming barriers to HIV testing: preferences for new strategies among clients of a needle exchange, a sexually transmitted disease clinic, and sex venues for men who have sex with menFreya Spielberg
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:318-27. 2003..To determine strategies to overcome barriers to HIV testing among persons at risk...
- Prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of hepatitis B and C infections among doctors and dentists in NigeriaI O Olubuyide
Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
East Afr Med J 74:357-61. 1997..They were offered anonymous testing for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), antibodies to hepatitis B core ..
- Comparison of the clientele of an anonymous HIV test centre and persons tested in the general populationI Rossi
Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
AIDS Care 10:89-103. 1998..The test centre sample has higher proportions of younger and single people. Attenders for anonymous testing were more likely to have acquired a new regular partner during the year preceding the interview (48...
- HIV infection and AIDS in the public health and health care systems: the role of law and litigationL O Gostin
Georgetown Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health, Washington, DC, USA
JAMA 279:1108-13. 1998..Considerable progress has been made, both socially and legally, during the first 2 decades of the epidemic, but much still needs to be accomplished to protect privacy, prevent discrimination, and promote tolerance...
- Multistate evaluation of anonymous HIV testing and access to medical care. Multistate Evaluation of Surveillance of HIV (MESH) Study GroupA B Bindman
Primary Care Research Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and Department of Medicine, University of California, 94110, USA
JAMA 280:1416-20. 1998Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the only infectious disease for which anonymous testing is publicly funded, an exception that has been controversial.
- [Evaluation of counseling activities: analysis of a person-centered prevention perspective]S L Filgueiras
Coordenação Nacional DST AIDS, Secretaria de Políticas de Saúde, Ministerio da Saude, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Ministerio da Saude, Bloco G, sobreloja, Brasília DF 70058 900, Brasil
Cad Saude Publica 15:121-32. 1999..The following institutional health services were assessed: four anonymous testing and counseling centers, one clinic specializing in treatment for people with HIV, and five STD clinics...
- [The management of patients who test positive for hepatitis C in a free and anonymous testing centre is critical for follow-up]Thomas Aparicio
Gastroenterol Clin Biol 26:539-41. 2002
- Changes in HIV testing after implementation of name-based HIV case surveillance in New MexicoAmy Lansky
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1757. 2002
- HIV/AIDS surveillance in GermanyOsamah Hamouda
Robert Koch Institute Infektionsepidemiologie Stresemannstr, Berlin, Germany
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:S49-54. 2003..Unlinked anonymous testing of dried blood spots from newborns is carried out in two federal states...
- Effects of identification and usefulness of the Lie Scale of the Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI-R) in the assessment of adolescent drug useHilda Regina Ferreira Dalla-Déa
Department of Developmental Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05014001, Brazil
Drug Alcohol Depend 72:215-23. 2003....
- HIV epidemic in Central African Republic: high prevalence rates in both rural and urban areasMarcelle Diane Matsika-Claquin
Epidemiology Unit, Pasteur Institute of Bangui, Central African Republic
J Med Virol 72:358-62. 2004..Thus, efforts to reduce transmission should be made in every part of the country...
- [Clinical assessment of the risk of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the population consulting an anonymous and free screening center]C Derancourt
CDAG, Service de Dermatologie, CHU de Reims
Ann Dermatol Venereol 131:11-5. 2004..The aim of this paper was to conduct a prospective study describing the principle characteristics and level of risk of those consulting a center in the Year 1999...
- Precise definition of anonymization in genetic polymorphism studiesNobuyuki Hamajima
Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8550 Japan
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 5:83-8. 2004..The proposed definitions will be useful when we describe and discuss the preferable mode of anonymization for a given polymorphism study...
- Monitoring HIV through sentinel surveillance in MoroccoE Elharti
Laboratoire d Immunologie Virologie, Centre national de Diagnostic et de Suivi de l Infection VIH, Institut National D Hygiene, Rabat, Morocco
East Mediterr Health J 8:141-9. 2002..The activity was done by unlinked anonymous testing procedures. We analysed the data from 1993 to 1999...
- Preliminary results from the new HIV surveillance system in FranceF Lot
Departement des Maladies Infectieuses, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France
Euro Surveill 9:34-7. 2004..Over half of infections shown to be recently acquired were in MSM; this may indicate an increased HIV incidence in this population...
- HIV risk perception and prevalence in a program for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission: comparison of women who accept voluntary counseling and testing and those tested anonymouslyHarriet Mpairwe
Uganda Virus Research Institute and Entebbe General Hospital, Entebbe, Uganda
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:354-8. 2005..To determine whether data from voluntary counseling and testing (VCT)/prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs can be used for HIV surveillance...
- Recruitment of sperm donors: the Newcastle-upon-Tyne experience 1994-2003S Paul
Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, Bioscience Centre, International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, UK
Hum Reprod 21:150-8. 2006..The demand for sperm donors has continued despite the introduction of ICSI. This study was undertaken in the light of impending changes in donor anonymity laws to evaluate the recruitment process of sperm donors...
- Uptake of workplace HIV counselling and testing: a cluster-randomised trial in ZimbabweElizabeth L Corbett
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
PLoS Med 3:e238. 2006..HIV counselling and testing is a key component of both HIV care and HIV prevention, but uptake is currently low. We investigated the impact of rapid HIV testing at the workplace on uptake of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)...
- Masking through averages--intraprovincial heterogeneity in HIV prevalence within the Western CapeNajma Shaikh
HIV AIDS Directorate, Department of Health, Western Cape, South Africa
S Afr Med J 96:538-43. 2006..This investigation aimed to estimate the degree of heterogeneity of HIV prevalence within the province in order to inform the design of appropriate and targeted HIV interventions...
- Effect of response format on endorsement of eating disordered attitudes and behaviorsDrew A Anderson
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York, USA
Int J Eat Disord 40:90-3. 2007..The present study was designed to compare response rates on a standard self-report questionnaire that was nominally anonymous to an unmatched count questionnaire that allowed for true anonymity in responding...
- The uneasy ethical and legal underpinnings of large-scale genomic biobanksHenry T Greely
Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 8:343-64. 2007..Failure to adjust to these new challenges is not only legally and ethically inappropriate, but puts at risk the political support on which biomedical research depends...
- Correlates of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis infections among prison inmates and officers in Ghana: A national multicenter studyAndrew A Adjei
Department of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
BMC Infect Dis 8:33. 2008..Prison officers are considered to have an intermittent exposure potential to bloodborne infectious diseases on the job, however there has been no studies on the prevalence of these infections in prison officers in Ghana...
- Unlinked anonymous HIV prevalence among New Zealand sexual health clinic attenders: 2005-2006S M McAllister
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand
Int J STD AIDS 19:752-7. 2008..The low prevalence of HIV among heterosexuals suggests no extensive spread into the groups identified at risk of other sexually transmitted infections...
- [HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa: background of an estimation]Joseph Larmarange
Centre Population et Développement CEPED, UMR 196 Paris Descartes, INED, IRD, Universite Paris Descartes, 45, rue des Saints Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Med Sci (Paris) 25:87-92. 2009..women attending antenatal clinics (ANC) was developed in 1980's with the WHO recommendation of unlinked anonymous testing approach. The objective was not to be representative but to monitor trends...
- Meeting the governance challenges of next-generation biorepository researchStephanie M Fullerton
Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Sci Transl Med 2:15cm3. 2010..New research governance approaches, which can address current and anticipated challenges, promote high-quality research, and provide a robust basis for ongoing research participation, are urgently required...
- The ethics of HIV testing and disclosure for healthcare professionals: what do our future doctors think?Julie M Aultman
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272 0095, USA
Med Teach 33:e50-6. 2011..This study examined future medical professionals' attitudes and beliefs regarding mandatory human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and disclosure...
- Efficacy of an emergency department-based HIV screening program in the Deep SouthMatthew A Wheatley
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Urban Health 88:1015-9. 2011..Patients with non-reactive results were referred to community anonymous testing sites for further testing...
- A systematic review and comparison of HIV contact tracing laws in CanadaCarole Lunny
International Centre for Infectious Diseases, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Health Policy 103:111-23. 2011..The objective is to outline and compare the contact tracing laws in 13 jurisdictions in Canada, and to provide policy recommendations...
- Analysis of anonymous pooled urine from portable urinals in central London confirms the significant use of novel psychoactive substancesJ R H Archer
Medical Toxicology Office, 3rd Floor, Block C, South Wing, St Thomas Hospital, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK
QJM 106:147-52. 2013..Analysis of urine samples collected across a city centre, for the detection of novel psychoactive substances (NPS)...
- HIV risk profiles differed by gender and experience of men who had sex with men among attendees of anonymous voluntary counseling and testing in TaiwanFan Chen Tseng
a National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, National Health Research Institutes, Tainan, Taiwan
AIDS Care 25:1092-101. 2013..In women, risk factors related to low social demographic and relationship power deserves attention in planning future prevention efforts. ..
- 'Once the stuff's left my body, it's not me': service users' views on unlinked anonymous testing of blood for HIVJessica Datta
a Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Cult Health Sex 15:896-909. 2013This paper reports on the qualitative component of a mixed-methods study on unlinked anonymous testing for HIV in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in two English cities...
- Foreign students' experience during a time of warAnnetta M Madsen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Isr Med Assoc J 15:143-7. 2013..Third-year students continued clerkships voluntarily and fourth-year students returned to Israel before departing for electives in a developing country. A debriefing session was held for the entire school...
- HIV-1 seroprevalence and subtypes in police recruits from Afar regional state, EthiopiaAyele Zewde
Police Forces General Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiop Med J 40:1-10. 2002..and subtypes in Afar Region, Ethiopia was performed among police recruits in the year 2000, by unlinked anonymous testing. Of 408 samples tested, 26 (6.4%) appeared positive for HIV-1 antibodies...
- Uganda to launch door to door anonymous testing for HIVBenjamin Ochan
BMJ 327:1186. 2003
- Internet-based screening for dementia riskJason Brandt
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e57476. 2013..Although additional studies of larger clinical samples are needed, the DRA holds promise for wide-scale screening for dementia risk...
- Identification of a new metabolite of GHB: gamma-hydroxybutyric acid glucuronideIda Nymann Petersen
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
J Anal Toxicol 37:291-7. 2013..To address these challenges, the present study must be followed by comprehensive pharmacokinetic and stability studies after the controlled administration of GHB...
- Unlinked anonymous testing indicates antenatal HIV testing in England and Scotland is being successfully implementedDavid Goldberg
Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Euro Surveill 10:E050519.4. 2005
- Risk of transmission associated with sharing drug injecting paraphernalia: analysis of recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection using cross-sectional survey dataN Palmateer
Blood borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections Section, Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
J Viral Hepat 21:25-32. 2014..Participants completed a questionnaire and provided a blood spot for anonymous testing. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between recent HCV infection (anti-HCV negative and ..
- How anonymous is 'anonymous'? Some suggestions towards a coherent universal coding system for genetic samplesHarald Schmidt
Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Med Ethics 38:304-9. 2012....
- Comparison of free and anonymous testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections between the University Hospital and Health CenterMasaki Yoshida
Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3 25 8 Nishi shinbashi, Minato ku, Tokyo, 105 8461, Japan
J Infect Chemother 18:704-8. 2012....
- Opt-out of voluntary HIV testing: a Singapore hospital's experienceArlene C Chua
Department of Infectious Disease, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
PLoS ONE 7:e34663. 2012..We reviewed this program implemented at the end of 2008 at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), the second largest acute care general hospital in Singapore...
- [364 anonymous screening tests for AIDS at the Vaudois University Hospital Center: who? why?]J P Chave
Departement de Medecine Interne, CHUV, Lausanne
Schweiz Med Wochenschr 120:335-8. 1990..for all individuals tested anonymously at our institution and compared with similar data observed when anonymous testing was introduced (1985-1986)...
- Human immunodeficiency virus prevalence in women at delivery using unlinked anonymous testing of newborns in the Malaysian settingH S Amar
Department of Paediatrics, Ipoh Hospital, Malaysia
J Paediatr Child Health 35:63-6. 1999..To determine the community prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in women at the time of delivery in a Malaysian setting...
- Name-based reporting of HIV-positive test results as a deterrent to testingW J Woods
University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies 94105, USA
Am J Public Health 89:1097-100. 1999..This study evaluated attitudes toward name-based reporting of HIV...
- HIV infection among pregnant women in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso: comparison of voluntary and blinded seroprevalence estimatesN Meda
Centre Muraz, Organisation de Coordination et de Coopération pour la lutte contre les Grandes Endémies, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Int J STD AIDS 10:738-40. 1999..In conclusion, for the purpose of HIV surveillance, the most reliable method for HIV prevalence remains the unlinked, anonymous testing.
- Monitoring of HIV-1 infection prevalence and trends in the general population using pregnant women as a sentinel population: 9 years experience from the Kagera region of TanzaniaG Kwesigabo
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 23:410-7. 2000..Unlinked anonymous testing strategy was adopted for the sentinel population...
- Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C antibodies in prisoners in England and Wales: a national surveyA R Weild
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London
Commun Dis Public Health 3:121-6. 2000..Subjects voluntarily completed a risk factor questionnaire and provided oral fluid specimens for unlinked anonymous testing for the presence of antibodies to HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the core antigen of hepatitis B virus (..
- Seroprevalence of hepatitis C infection among health care personnel in Beirut, LebanonN Irani Hakime
Department of Laboratory Medicine, St Georges Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Am J Infect Control 29:20-3. 2001..METHODS: Health care personnel at St Georges-Orthodox Hospital, Beirut, were offered anonymous testing for anti-HCV antibody...
- Evaluation of the unlinked anonymous prevalence monitoring programme for HIV in England and Wales: science, ethics and health policyA S Kessel
International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights, Health Promotion Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Med Sci Monit 7:1052-63. 2001..This paper describes a wide-ranging evaluation of the programme encompassing different perspectives and approaches: epidemiological, ethical, social scientific and economic...
- Changing sexual behavior among gay male repeat testers for HIV: a randomized, controlled trial of a single-session interventionJames W Dilley
AIDS Health Project UCSF AHP, San Francisco, CA 94143 0884, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:177-86. 2002..High-risk sexual behavior is increasingly prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) and among men with a history of repeat testing for HIV...
- Comparison of deferral rates using a computerized versus written blood donor questionnaire: a randomized, cross-over study [ISRCTN84429599]John W Sellors
Department of Family Medicine Room 2V9, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
BMC Public Health 2:14. 2002..Self-administered computer-assisted blood donor screening strategies may elicit more accurate responses and improve the screening process...
- The relationship between student anonymity and responses from two medical schools on the association of American Medical Colleges' graduation questionnaireCarol S Hodgson
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 521 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Acad Med 77:S48-50. 2002
- Effects of anonymity, gender, and erotophilia on the quality of data obtained from self-reports of socially sensitive behaviorsLauren E Durant
Center for Health and Behavior, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 2340, USA
J Behav Med 25:438-67. 2002..The results indicate that anonymous assessments as well as male gender are associated with better data quality...
- Availability of combination therapy for HIV: effects on sexual risk taking in a sample of high-risk gay and bisexual menJ W Dilley
University of California, San Francisco AIDS Health Project, Box 0884, San Francisco, CA 94143 0884, USA
AIDS Care 15:27-37. 2003..in the medical treatment of HIV disease on the perceptions of high-risk gay and bisexual men attending an anonymous testing site towards becoming infected with HIV and on their decisions to have unsafe sex...
- Risk factors for incident HIV infection among anonymous HIV testing site clients in Santos, Brazil: 1996-1999Katia Alves
Blood Centers of the Pacific, San Francisco, California, U S A
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:551-9. 2003..To determine temporal trends in HIV infection and risk factors among persons seeking anonymous HIV testing in Santos, Brazil...
- Important step forward in HIV-testing technologies [correction of technolgies]Kathryn A Phillips
UCSF School of Pharmacy, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Box 0613, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Am J Prev Med 25:167. 2003
- Low incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among sexually active non-intravenous drug-using adults, San Francisco, 1997-2000Gwendolyn P Hammer
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California
Sex Transm Dis 30:919-24. 2003..The rate of sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is debated...
- Stored human tissue: an ethical perspective on the fate of anonymous, archival materialD G Jones
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, PO Box 913, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
J Med Ethics 29:343-7. 2003..Regulations are required to control the storage of all such human material, along the lines of regulations governing anatomy body bequests...
- [Characteristics and evolution of consultants, their risk factors and their behavior at the free anonymous HIV screening center of Colmar (France)]M Di Meo
Centre Départemental de Repos et de Soins, Colmar
Ann Dermatol Venereol 131:165-70. 2004..The characteristics of the consultants, their risk factors and their behavior were rarely analyzed previously...
- MALE CIRCUMCISION FOR HIV PREVENTION IN KENYA: EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO RECRUIT OLKawango Agot; Fiscal Year: 2013..no intervention;iii) determine, through anonymous testing blood from the excised foreskin, the proportion of men who decline pre-operative testing who are HIV ..
- Ego Network-Based HIV Risk Assessment for Vaccine TrialsWilliam Blattner; Fiscal Year: 2005..candidates targeting clade B virus currently in human clinical trials are slated for Phase 3 testing at the Anonymous Testing Center at the Hospital Escola So Francisco of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a key ..
- HIV RISK REDUCTION FOR WOMEN WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESSPamela Collins; Fiscal Year: 2003..3) become knowledgeable in research design and complete pilot work for a randomized clinical trial testing the HIV preventative intervention developed by the applicant. ..
- The Effects of HAART on Cancer Incidence in AIDS CasesSusan Scheer; Fiscal Year: 2004..Given the respective strengths of the AIDS and cancer registries, we are uniquely situated to perform these investigations. ..
- Yoga, Health, and MeditationFrederick Hecht; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Surveillance: The Ethics of Public Health ReportingRonald Bayer; Fiscal Year: 2004..The project will inform discussion of the ethics of public health surveillance and contribute to the development of public policy sensitive to privacy and confidentiality as well as the demands of research and public health. ..
- Organizational Factors in the Early Detection of HIVOscar Grusky; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Risk for Sexual Abuse: As Study of Adolescent OffendersMichael Miner; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- An Internet-based intervention for problem drinkingJohn Cunningham; Fiscal Year: 2008..Secondary hypotheses will address the mediating or moderating role of perceived drinking norms, perceived risk and the problem drinker's social reasons for drinking. ..
- functional contextual treatment of bulimia nervosaDREW ANDERSON; Fiscal Year: 2008..The proposed study will develop and test the efficacy of a new treatment based on a functional contextual conceptualization of the disorder. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- ROOTS OF SEXUAL ABUSEMichael Miner; Fiscal Year: 2009....