Jay Fournier

Rapid testing at the US/Mexico border

What is the role of rapid testing for US-Mexico border and migrant populations?

why test for HIV?

Until recently, HIV rates in Mexico and among Mexican migrants in California appeared to be stable and relatively low; however, recent studies show that HIV may be expanding more aggressively in some populations, especially in border communities.1 One study of 374 young Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) in the San Diego/Tijuana region found high rates of HIV: 19% in Tijuana and 35% in San Diego.2 Another study of 1,068 pregnant women in labor in Ti

Prueba rápida

¿Cómo se aplica la prueba rápida en la prevención del VIH?

¿por qué se recomienda la prueba rápida?

Se calcula que el 25% de todas las personas VIH+ en EE.UU. ignoran que están infectadas. La clave para prevenir el VIH es hacerse una prueba de anticuerpos del VIH y enterarse si uno está infectado o no. Muchas personas con resultados VIH+ pueden recibir consejería, servicios de apoyo, educación preventiva y atención médica para mantenerse saludables e impedir el desarrollo del SIDA.

Rapid testing

How is rapid testing used in HIV prevention?

why rapid testing?

It is estimated that 25% of all HIV+ persons in the US do not know they’re infected.1 Taking an HIV antibody test and knowing one’s HIV status are key to preventing the spread of HIV. Many persons who test HIV+ can access counseling, prevention education, support services and medical care to stay healthy and not progress to AIDS. HIV- persons can access counseling and education to remain HIV-. However, even when people choose to get tested, many never return for their results.