Thornton NAAT

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Thornton NAAT

  1. 1. Nucleic Acid Amplification Test NAAT
  2. 2. Client Education <ul><li>NAAT is able to find HIV in your body within 9 to 11 days after you get HIV from someone. </li></ul><ul><li>During this time, the HIV infection in your body is in what is known as the “Acute” period. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Client Education <ul><li>Transmission Rate </li></ul><ul><li>When a person has HIV, the virus will make more new viruses during the Acute period. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that during the Acute period, a person is more likely to pass the HIV virus to others when having unprotected sex. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Client Education <ul><li>Increase your knowledge of HIV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Tested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use condom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease number of sex Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your partner </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Education <ul><li>Conduct in-service sessions to educate and inform clinical and prevention staff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present basis of NAAT and how the test work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Education and Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretation of NAAT result </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Identifying and Posting Positive Results <ul><li>Labs are processed and distributed back to the various clinics via courier </li></ul><ul><li>Program Manager/ NAAT Coordinator are notified of positive NAAT results via confidential e-mail. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Identifying and Posting Positive Results <ul><li>All abnormal labs are routed to the Nurse Coordinator daily: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment and review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STD*MIS record search </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NAAT vs. EIA/ELISA Western Blot <ul><ul><li>NAAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detection 9 -11 days after exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detects changes in RNA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute HIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly Infectious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EIA/ELISA </li></ul><ul><li>Western Blot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detection 2 – 12 weeks after exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detection of antibodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latent or chronic HIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infection rate decreased but client is still infectious. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Prioritizing Appointments <ul><li>NAAT positive clients are prioritized by having a Senior Service Linkage Worker or designated specialist to expedite notification within 72 hours of laboratory notification. </li></ul><ul><li>The Senior Service Linkage Worker ensures that the client is directly linked to follow-up care by hand-walking the client through the process. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prioritizing Appointments <ul><li>Senior Service Linkage Worker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrollment of client quickly and efficiently into services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escorts the client to initial medical follow-up appointment. </li></ul></ul>

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