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Informational videos about HIV and HIV testing

We are pleased to offer the following free informational videos about HIV and HIV testing. The videos are animated and live-action short features intended to provide information to those who are undergoing testing for HIV. They contain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended information about the definition and nature of HIV and AIDS, HIV transmission, HIV prevention, the benefits and consequences of being tested for HIV and being diagnosed with an HIV infection, the meaning of possible HIV test results, as well as information about HIV testing methods.


"What do you know about HIV and HIV testing? / ¿Qué sabes sobre el VIH y sobre las pruebas de VIH?"

is approximately a 15.5-minute video that contains identical information about conventional and rapid HIV testing in either an English-language or Spanish-language format. The video does not refer to any specific commercial brand of HIV test. The video also contains information about acute HIV infection and testing.

The video "What do you know about HIV and HIV testing?"/ "¿Qué sabes sobre el VIH y sobre las pruebas de VIH?" was produced through a partnership of clinicians and researchers at Brown University and Northeastern University. It was developed with the assistance and feedback of clients, patients, and staff from clinical and non-clinical settings from six cities throughout the United States. Its effectiveness in comparison to an in-person discussion with an HIV test counselor was demonstrated through a randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial among clients and patients at three clinical and non-clinical settings. The development of the video's content and the subsequent evaluation of the video were made possible through a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011997). The collaborators at Brown University and Northeastern University, but not the National Institute of Nursing Research were responsible for the educational, substantive, and scientific content of the video.


2. "Do you know about rapid HIV testing?"

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is a 10.5-minute video that is specific to rapid HIV testing with the OraQuick® rapid HIV test. Detailed information about the development of the video and the results of a pilot trial demonstrating the effectiveness of the video is available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/7/238.

The video "Do you know about rapid HIV testing?" was produced through a partnership of clinicians and researchers at Brown University and the Harvard School of Public Health along with professionals from Abbott Diagnostics, Inc. The development of the video's content and the subsequent evaluation of the video were made possible through grants from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (K23 A1060363) and the Centers for Disease Control (U65/CCU124504). Abbott Diagnostics, Inc. provided internal funding for the production of the video, but did not provide funding to collaborators from or any portion of the project performed at Brown University or the Harvard School of Public Health. The collaborators at Brown University and the Harvard School of Public Health, but not Abbott Diagnostics, Inc., were responsible for the educational, substantive, and scientific content of the video.


"Do you know about HIV and HIV testing?"

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is a 11.5-minute video that contains information about conventional HIV testing and rapid HIV testing with the OraQuick® rapid HIV test.

The video, "Do you know about HIV and HIV testing?" is an extension of the video "Do you know about rapid HIV testing?" and includes information about conventional HIV testing as well as improvements suggested by officials from the Office of AIDS, California Department of Public Health, the California AIDS Clearinghouse, and the results of a randomized controlled trial of the video "Do you know about rapid HIV testing?"

To view these videos you may need to have the Quicktime Player or Windows Media Player installed. Click on the picture next to your preferred file format to watch the video, or click on the links below to download and save a copy of the video for later use. Pick the link that better fits your connection speed.

Viewing and downloading of these videos is authorized for clinical facilities, healthcare professionals, those involved in providing or administering HIV testing, and for use by individuals who would like to view or use it for educational purposes. Commercial use or alteration of the videos is not permitted. The videos are intended solely for educational purposes and are not meant to provide definitive information about the diagnosis or treatment of HIV or AIDS.