Optimizing Strategies for Universal HIV Testing (The USHER Trial): Phase II

Status: Completed
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Intervention Type: Procedure
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

This study was initially designed to compare the effectiveness of two different approaches to providing routine HIV counseling, testing, and referral services in an urban hospital emergency department setting. The initial phase was closed in July 2008. The second phase of this trial consists of establishing the differences in acceptability of HIV testing based on the method of testing offered (rapid oral fluid vs. fingerstick).

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Waiting to receive care in the Brigham and Women's Hospital emergency room

• English- or Spanish-speaking

• Enters the emergency room when an HIV counselor is available

United States
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Time Frame
Start Date: May 2009
Completion Date: January 2010
Target number of participants: 1651
Experimental: Oral HIV testing
Active Comparator: Fingerstick HIV testing
Related Therapeutic Areas
Collaborators: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Leads: Massachusetts General Hospital

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