Archived Announcements

December 2015:

The HIV TESTED Trial concluded enrollment at Alameda Health System on October 6th, 2015. Enrollment is currently on-going at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The HIV TESTED Trial concluded enrollment at Denver Health and Hospital Authority on January 26th, 2015. Enrollment is currently on-going at Alameda Health System in Oakland California. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital will begin enrollment later this year.

Dr. Jason Haukoos recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes titled, "Validation of a Quantitative HIV Risk Prediction Tool Using a National HIV Testing Cohort".

August 2014:

The HIV TESTED Trial is scheduled to begin enrollment at Denver Heatlh and Hospital Authority on April 8th, 2014. This is a multi-site comparitive effectiveness trial that will evaluate 3 rapid HIV screening methods in 4 urban Emergency Departments across the United States. Our hope is that the results of this study will indicate the most effective and efficient method to screen for HIV in Emergency Departments. Click here to read the Study Protocol.

Dr. Jason Haukoos recently did an interview for the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange where he spoke about HIV screening in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Jason Haukoos recently published an editorial in JAMA entitled, "Eliminating Prevention Counseling to Improve HIV Screening" and an article in PLoS One entitled, "Programmatic Cost Evaluation of Nontargeted Opt-Out Rapid HIV Screening in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Jason Haukoos' abstract entitled, "Validation of the Refined Denver HIV Risk Score Using a National HIV Testing Cohort" was accepted for presentation at the 2014 annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections and the 2014 annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine conference.

Dr. Alia Al-Tayyib's manucript, "Knowledge of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Denver, Colorado" was published in AIDS Behavior in July, 2013.

September 2012:

Dr. Jason Haukoos was awarded a grant (R01 AI106057) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Haukoos serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for this project entitled "The HIV Testing using Enhanced Screening Techniques in Emergency Departments (TESTED) Trial".

Dr. Haukoos is also a Co-Investigator on a newly funded grant (R01 HS21749) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Mike Lyons from the University of Cincinnati serves as the PI for this study entitled "Simulating the Operational Consequences of HIV Screening in the Emergency Department”.

March 2012:

Haukoos et al.'s abstract titled "Enhanced Targeted HIV Screening Using the Denver HIV Risk Score Outperforms Nontargeted Screening in the Emergency Department" was presented at the 2012 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), March 5-8, 2012.

February 2012:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a summary article in it's February 2012 edition, summarizing Haukoos et al.'s recent manuscript "Operational Methods of HIV Testing in Emergency Departments: A Systematic Review ".

November 2011:

Several of our HIV-related manuscripts have recently been accepted for publication: 

  • September 2011 - The American Journal of Epidemiology accepted Haukoos et al.'s manuscript titled "Derivation and Validation of the Denver HIV Risk Score for Targeted HIV Screening".
  • August 2011 - Academic Emergency Medicine accepted Haukoos et al.'s manuscript titled "Use of Kiosks and Patient Understanding of Opt-Out and Opt-In Consent for Routine Rapid HIV Screening in the Emergency Department".
  • August 2011 - The American Journal of Public Health accepted Sankoff et al.'s manuscript titled "Payer Status, Race, Ethnicity, and Acceptance of Free Routine Opt-out Rapid HIV Screening Among Emergency Department Patients".

October 2011:

Dr. Jason Haukoos' research on HIV testing in the Emergency Department has been highlighted recently.  In October, the Archives of Internal Medicine invited Haukoos to write a commentary titled "The Impact of Nontargeted HIV Screening in Emergency Departments and the Ongoing Need for Targeted Strategies", in response to d'Almeida et al's article titled "Modest Public Health Impact  of Nontargeted Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in 29 Emergency Departments".  Reuters has brought forth Haukoos' postion in two recent health articles:  "Don't Screen Everybody for HIV in the ER: Study"and "Group Calls for HIV Screening of Teens Who Have Sex", both emphasized Haukoos' stance to investigate targeted strategies for HIV testing in the Emergency Department.

July 2011:

The Annals of Emergency Medicine has released a Special Supplement on HIV Screening in Emergency Departments. The CDC sponsored this issue and the following press release describes the supplement in further detail and highlights the key findings from the supplement. http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/AEMPressRelease.html

Two articles in this issue present projects which originated in our department and are represented by Dr. Jason Haukoos as the lead author:

“Operational Methods of HIV Testing in Emergency Departments: A Systematic Review” and “HIV Testing in Emergency Departments in the United States: A National Survey”. In addition to these two articles, Dr. Haukoos provided an editorial to this supplement entitled “Rethinking How We Perform HIV Testing in the Emergency Department”, and was an author on a third research paper “2009 US Emergency Department HIV Testing Practices.”

January 2011:

Denver Health's Emergency Department implemented the Denver HIV Risk Score into the medical screening exam process as the new standard of care.  For more information about the Denver HIV Risk Score please click here.

November 2010:

Abstracts presented at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care, November 2010, Baltimore, MD:

  • Comparison of Patient Understanding of Opt-Out and Opt-In Consent for Performing Routine Rapid HIV Screening in the Emergency Department, Jason Haukoos et al.
  • Derivation and Validation of an Instrument to Identify Patients with HIV Infection, Jason Haukoos et al.
  • Evaluation of Kiosk-Based Opt-Out and Opt-In Rapid HIV Screening for Unscheduled Ambulatory Care, Emily Caruso et al.
  • Non-Targeted Rapid HIV Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Brooke Bender et al.

October 2010:

Dr. Haukoos presented his HIV work at this month's AIDS Activity Meeting at Denver Public Health.  The title of the presentation was "Rapid HIV Testing in Unscheduled Ambulatory Care A Year in Review and Future Directions".

July 2010:

Dr. Haukoos recently presented results in Vienna, Austria from an article published in JAMA, reporting findings of the Denver Emergency Department HIV Opt-Out Study, conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of performing routine (nontargeted) opt-out rapid HIV screening in an emergency department.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/IAC/21223

http://pubs.ama-assn.org/media/2010jer/0718.dtl#2

http://www.physorg.com/news198573060.html

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/725379