News | 10 Dec 2015

Pastors' Wives HIV Initiative Produce Record Results

First Ladies Health Initiative Executive Director Tracey Alston credits the high volume of HIV tests taken in Chicago and Northwest Indiana this year in part to a partnership with bioLytical Laboratories that is expanding. At the Chicago Health Day, bioLytical Laboratories donated its INSTI™ 60-second rapid HIV testing kits to the Health Day and agreed that for each test administered during the day, it would donate a free test kit to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa. In all, more than 1,200 HIV tests were administered.

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News | 08 Dec 2015

HIV testing van takes inaugural ride into Chicago communities

The mobile testing unit seeks hard to reach residents to provide one-minute HIV testing, and immediate linkages to care for those who test positive. "We often find that those in the most need of our services do not always reach out for our help. Being able to meet individuals where they are to provide HIV testing will not only make the community safer, it could potentially connect individuals to other life-enhancing services that could impact their future in a positive way," said Harriet Sadauskas, President of Association House of Chicago.

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News | 02 Dec 2015

This 60-Second HIV-Testing Van Is Expanding to New 'Hoods, Including Uptown

The Association House has helped Humboldt Park and West Side residents since 1899, but starting Tuesday, it's expanding its reach with a mobile HIV testing unit.

"We needed to come up with a creative way of reaching out to people, the communities that are in most need," said Nilmari Donate, divisional director at the center. "If they don't come to us, we need to go to them."

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bioLytical® Laboratories develops and manufactures a rapid HIV diagnostic product, the INSTI® Kit. It is a unique, simple-to-use diagnostic kit used in the diagnosis of HIV infection. At 60 seconds for a reading, INSTI® Kit is the fastest HIV diagnostic assay in the world today. The INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test is a rapid in vitro qualitative test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 or Type 2 in human whole blood, fingerstick blood, or plasma.

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