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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
August 18, 2004

Satellite Broadcast on Rapid Testing for HIV

JAMA. 2004;292(7):798. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.798

MMWR. 2004;53:639

CDC and the Public Health Training Network will present a satellite broadcast and webcast, "Rapid Testing: Advances for HIV Prevention," on Thursday, November 18, 2004, beginning at 1 p.m. EST. The 2-hour forum will cover types of rapid tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), implementation considerations such as testing women in labor, confirmatory testing, and quality assurance. A panel of experts will answer viewers' questions, which can be sent via fax during the broadcast or by e-mail after the broadcast.

Additional information and instructions for continuing education are available at http://www.cdcnpin-broadcast.org and through the CDC Fax Information System, telephone 888-232-3299, by entering document number 130042 and a return fax number. Organizations are responsible for setting up their own viewing sites and are encouraged to register their sites as soon as possible so that persons who wish to view the broadcast can access information online. Directions for establishing and registering a viewing site are available on the broadcast website. The broadcast also can be viewed live or later on computers with Internet and RealPlayer® capability at http://www.cdcnpin-broadcast.org. Videotapes and CD-ROMs of the broadcast can be ordered by telephone, 800-458-5231.