News and Features
Updated Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection
CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently issued Updated Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection. This document also offers approaches for reporting test results to people ordering HIV tests and to public health authorities. The recommended algorithm is a sequence of tests used in combination to improve the accuracy of the laboratory diagnosis of HIV based on testing of serum or plasma specimens.
More information is available:
- CDC: Quick Reference Guide - Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations
- CDC: Suggested Reporting Language for the HIV Laboratory Diagnostic Testing Algorithm
AIDSinfo Offers an Easy Way to Find HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials
The AIDSinfo and infoSIDA clinical trial search tools make it easy to find HIV/AIDS-related clinical trials. Whether you are searching for trials accepting volunteers, looking for trials in a specific area of interest, or checking for clinical trial results, the search tool makes the job easy.
Use the "Search by Category" menu to browse more than 180 preconfigured searches on a variety of topics. Categories include opportunistic infections, side effects, HIV-related drugs, prevention research, and much more. Once you select your search, you can click the "Refine Search" button on the results page to further tailor your search by attributes such as keyword, recruitment status, study site location, gender, and age.
Our Advanced Search feature allows you to customize your own search. Just enter a keyword in the "Search Term" field (you don't need to add the term "HIV"—your search results will be limited automatically to HIV-related studies) or fill out any other study information field to find a trial.
Please send comments regarding the AIDSinfo or infoSIDA clinical trial search tools to ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov.