Rapid Testing

Introduction

SECTION 1:

  • HIV Testing Strategies and Algorithm
  • Learning Outcomes    
  • Topics
  • Counselling and Testing
  • HIV testing technologies
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction Test
  • ELISA Test
  • HIV Rapid Tests
  • HIV Testing Algorithms
  • HIV Testing using the serial algorithm
  • Non-reactive Screening Result
  • Reactive Screening Result
  • Discordant Test Result
  • Actions for Positive and Negative results

SECTION 2:

  • Preparing for HIV Rapid Testing    
  • Learning Outcomes    
  • Materials and Supplies    
  • Preparing your work space    
  • Checklist of Supplies and Materials    

SECTION 3:

  • The Testing Process    
  • Learning Outcomes    
  • Starting the Procedure    
  • Different types of pipetting devices    
  • Invalid Test Result    
  • Quality assurance    

SECTION 4:

  • Practical Session: Performing HIV Rapid Tests    
  • Learning Outcomes    
  • Activities    
  • Interpret HIV test results    
  • Practice Session: Finger Prick    
  • Practical: Finger Prick and    
  • Collection of a Blood Sample    
  • Practice Session: Conduct a HIV Rapid Test    
  • How to conduct a HIV Rapid Test    
     

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