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Key Dates to HIV testing in the US.

Dec 09, 2013 - 0 comments

Key Dates in the History of HIV Testing

1981:   First AIDS case reported

1984:   Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) identified

1985:   First test for HIV licensed (ELISA)

1987:   First Western Blot blood test kit

1992:   First rapid test

1994:   First oral fluid test

1996:   First home and urine tests

2002:   First rapid test using finger prick

2003:   Rapid finger prick test granted CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) waiver

2004:   First rapid oral fluid test (also granted CLIA waiver)

2006:   CDC recommends routine HIV screening in U.S. health-care settings

2007:   CDC launches Expanded HIV Testing Initiative in U.S.

2007:   WHO/UNAIDS global guidelines recommend routine HIV screening in health-care settings

2010:   First HIV diagnostic test approved that detects both antigen and antibodies5

2012:   First rapid oral fluid home test

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