Use of the Rapid HIV Test for Third Trimester Screening

A study conducted in an ambulatory obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Philadelphia, PA revealed that 95% of women agreed to be rescreened with a rapid HIV test in the third trimester of pregnancy. Of the participants, 91% reported the rapid HIV test was less stressful than conventional testing.


Criniti SM, Aaron E, Levine AB. Using the rapid HIV test to rescreen women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Midwifery Womens Health. 2009 Nov-Dec;54(6):492-6.

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