HIV Testing in Non-traditional Settings Study (HINTS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Trust
Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust
Information provided by:
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01138878
First received: June 4, 2010
Last updated: April 11, 2012
Last verified: May 2010

June 4, 2010
April 11, 2012
July 2009
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
(1) Feasibility of delivering opt-out HIV testing in ED/ACU/OPD/Primary Care setting [ Time Frame: At end of twelve week testing period at each site ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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(2) Estimate of prevalence of undiagnosed HIV with risk factor/demographic assessment [ Time Frame: At end of twelve week testing period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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HIV Testing in Non-traditional Settings Study
HIV Testing in Non-traditional Settings Study

Surveillance data suggests that approximately one third of the 82 000 HIV infected adults in the UK remain undiagnosed - that is, they are living with the infection but do not know this. The majority of HIV testing in the UK to date has taken place in sexual health clinics and in antenatal care. Published National guidelines advocate routine HIV testing of 16-65 year olds in more general healthcare settings in parts of the country with relatively high rates of HIV (more than 2 per thousand individuals diagnosed locally). The HINTS Study investigates the utility, feasibility and acceptability, to patients and staff, of offering routine HIV testing in four general medical settings, all set in areas of high HIV prevalence. The settings comprise: Primary Care, Outpatients, an Acute Care Unit and an Emergency Department.

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Observational
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

For patient pre-study and intra-study: All patients aged 16-65 (not know already to be HIV positive) attending the healthcare setting (Primary Care centre, Emergency Department, Acute Care Unit, Medical Outpatient Clinic) before or during the twelve week HIV testing pilot programme

For Staff pre-study and post-study: All members of staff (HCP, Allied Health Professionals and Admin/Clerical) working within the healthcare settings examined before and during the implementation of the HIV testing programme

HIV
  • Other: Questionnaire
    Administration of written questionnaire to assess attitudes towards the introduction of routine HIV testing programmes to that healthcare setting
  • Other: Focus Group Discussion
    FGD to explore attitudes within each group towards the introduction of routine HIV screening programmes in each medical setting
  • Other: HIV test (serum or salivary)
    An HIV test offered to all 16-65 year olds (not known already to be HIV-positive) accessing the healthcare setting during the twelve week pilot period
  • Other: Semi-structured telephone interview
    Telephone interview administered to patients offered an HIV test during the pilot period
  • Patient pre-study group
    A set of all 16-65 yr olds (not know already to be HIV-positive) accessing the healthcare setting prior to the introduction of the HIV testing pilot programme
    Interventions:
    • Other: Questionnaire
    • Other: Focus Group Discussion
  • Staff pre-study group
    A set of staff working within the healthcare setting prior to the introduction of the HIV screening programme
    Interventions:
    • Other: Questionnaire
    • Other: Focus Group Discussion
  • Patient intra-study group
    A set of patients, aged 16-65 and known not to be HIV-positive, who access the healthcare setting during the HIV testing pilot programme
    Interventions:
    • Other: Questionnaire
    • Other: HIV test (serum or salivary)
    • Other: Semi-structured telephone interview
  • Post-study staff group
    A set of staff who worked within the healthcare setting for the duration of the HIV testing pilot programme
    Interventions:
    • Other: Questionnaire
    • Other: Focus Group Discussion
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
6350
December 2011
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria (patient study only):

  • aged 16 - 65 and accessing relevant healthcare setting for care
  • able to consent to HIV test
  • able to provide adequate contact details
  • to complete written questionnaire: adequate written English
  • to participate in focus group discussion (pre-study group)/participate in semi-structured telephone interview (intra-study group): ability to provide fully informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known HIV positive
  • unable to provide adequate contact details
  • unable to provide consent (to HIV test and/or participation in questionnaire/focus group/semi-structured interview studies)
Both
16 Years to 65 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
 
NCT01138878
1.4
No
Dr Ann Sullivan, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
  • Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Trust
  • Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust
Principal Investigator: Ann K Sullivan, MBBS FRCP Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Investigator: Jane Anderson, MBBS FRCP Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Investigator: Melinda Tenant-Flowers, MBBS FRCP MSc Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
May 2010

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