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CDC recommends universal HIV testing in all adults, at least once during life, to reduce the pool of infected patients unaware of their status. Routine universal HIV testing can use "classical" ELISA tests from serum, or rapid tests, ideally from finger-stick whole blood (FSB), which have shown close predictive values from classical tests. The investigators will compare the acceptability and feasibility of the two methods.
The multi-center prospective randomized study will compare the acceptability and feasibility of routine universal HIV testing to adult patients consulting their general practitioner in Paris, France, using either the " classical " ELISA tests from serum or rapid tests from FSB (Insti®).
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
HIV testing by ELISA, HIV testing by rapid test
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-10-14T11:38:22-0400
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Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV)
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Immunoassay - ELISA
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