AIDS Blood Test Delayed
- Screening blood for AIDS. // FDA Consumer;May85, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p5
A new test to screen donated blood identifies evidence of the virus of AIDS. While useful in curbing transmission of the disease through therapeutic use of the blood, this is not a diagnostic test for AIDS. Those who test positive should have further follow-up tests. Also, negative testing...
- Federal officials urge expanded AIDS testing. // Jet;8/13/90, Vol. 78 Issue 18, p36
Reports on recommendations by federal officials that hospitals in areas with large numbers of AIDS cases routinely offer testing to all patients.
- Should healthcare workers be tested for AIDS? McCalope, M. // Jet;9/2/91, Vol. 80 Issue 20, p14
Presents a survey of experts, both black and white, on whether healthcare workers should be tested for AIDS. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Society of Patient Representation and Consumer Affairs of the American Hospital Association (AHA); Opposition from...
- Report of an expert panel on the public health laboratory role on early intervention and ... // Public Health Reports;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p27
Presents a report which was adopted by the Executive Committee of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors in January 1990, which deals with the role of public health laboratories in the intervention and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...
- Most physicians and nurses favor mandatory AIDS tests. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p593
Presents preliminary findings from a new study sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) of the Public Health Service. Survey of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of physician and nurses on acquired immunodeficiencysyndrome (AIDS); Incorrect beliefs about...
- We should all be tested for AIDS. Hayes, Marilyn C.; Lippman, Helen // RN;Oct92, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p104
Discusses universal testing for AIDS. Nursing's primary principle; American Nursing Association's opposition to mandatory testing; Cases of worker-to-patient transmission; Extent of the epidemic; Benefits of universal testing; More.
- Association of non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-defining cancers with human... Rabkin, Charles S. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;05/06/98 Supplement Monograph 23, Vol. 90 Issue 9, p23
Focuses on a study which looked at the earliest recognized manifestations of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Discussion on the overall risks of cancers in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Detailed information on the evidence...
- An elusive procedure. Policano, J. // Commonweal;2/26/88, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p102
A first-person account of difficulty encountered in attempting to arrange an AIDS test, and the problems confidentiality caused in the attempt.
- Who should take the test for HIV and why. Kravitz, L. // Scholastic Update;10/16/87, Vol. 120 Issue 4, p21
Should certain groups of Americans be tested for infection with the AIDS virus? Should couples be tested when applying for a marriage license? Gary Bauer, a top White House adviser, and Nan Hunter, a leading civil rights attorney, debate this issue.
- To test or not to test? Tanne, J.H. // New York;9/28/87, Vol. 20 Issue 35, p40
The AIDS epidemic has pushed Americans into fiercely opposing positions. Hard-liners believe that testing for AIDS should be widespread and mandatory. Civil libertarians, and most public health officials, oppose mandatory testing, but urge toughpenalties for anyone who discriminates against...