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Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness of Pooled Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing for Acute HIV Infection after Third-Generation HIV Antibody Screening and Rapid Testing in the United States: A Comparison of Three Public Health Settings

  • Angela B. Hutchinson mail,

    ash2@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pragna Patel,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Stephanie L. Sansom,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Paul G. Farnham,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Timothy J. Sullivan,

    Affiliation: Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America

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  • Berry Bennett,

    Affiliation: Retrovirology Section, Florida Bureau of Laboratories, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Peter R. Kerndt,

    Affiliation: Sexually Transmitted Disease Program, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Robert K. Bolan,

    Affiliation: LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • James D. Heffelfinger,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Vimalanand S. Prabhu,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Bernard M. Branson

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: September 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000342

About the Authors

Angela B. Hutchinson, Pragna Patel, Stephanie L. Sansom, Paul G. Farnham, James D. Heffelfinger, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Bernard M. Branson
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Timothy J. Sullivan
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America
Berry Bennett
Retrovirology Section, Florida Bureau of Laboratories, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Peter R. Kerndt
Sexually Transmitted Disease Program, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Robert K. Bolan
LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ash2@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB. Designed the experiments/the study: ABH PP SLS PGF PRK BMB. Analyzed the data: ABH PP PGF BB VSP BMB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: ABH PP TJS BB VSP. Enrolled patients: PP PRK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ABH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB.