Bernard Branson

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Expanding HIV testing: back to the future
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:S117-21. 2013
  2. doi request reprint 2012 HIV Diagnostics Conference: the molecular diagnostics perspective
    Bernard M Branson
    CDC Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS D 21, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:243-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The future of HIV testing
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S102-5. 2010
  4. doi request reprint State of the art for diagnosis of HIV infection
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:S221-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Current HIV epidemiology and revised recommendations for HIV testing in health-care settings
    Bernard Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Med Virol 79:S6-10. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Revised recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention proposed, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-17; quiz CE1-4. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010
    Kimberly A Workowski
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 59:1-110. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission: quantifying the per-act risk for HIV on the basis of choice of partner, sex act, and condom use
    Beens Varghese
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:38-43. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of HIV type 1 incidence observed during longitudinal follow-up with incidence estimated by cross-sectional analysis using the BED capture enzyme immunoassay
    J Steven McDougal
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:945-52. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Detecting unsuspected HIV infection with a rapid whole-blood HIV test in an urban emergency department
    Sheryl B Lyss
    National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:435-42. 2007

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Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Expanding HIV testing: back to the future
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:S117-21. 2013
    ..The future of HIV testing is changing. Lessons learned from other case-finding initiatives can help chart the course for comparable HIV testing endeavors...
  2. doi request reprint 2012 HIV Diagnostics Conference: the molecular diagnostics perspective
    Bernard M Branson
    CDC Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS D 21, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:243-5. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The future of HIV testing
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S102-5. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint State of the art for diagnosis of HIV infection
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:S221-5. 2007
    ..These new testing technologies offer unique opportunities to diagnose HIV infection among the estimated 252,000-312,000 persons in the United States who are currently unaware they are infected...
  5. ncbi request reprint Current HIV epidemiology and revised recommendations for HIV testing in health-care settings
    Bernard Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Med Virol 79:S6-10. 2007
    ..The CDC issued the revised recommendations on September 22, 2006, and is now engaged with numerous professional organizations on practical strategies for implementation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Revised recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings
    Bernard M Branson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention proposed, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-17; quiz CE1-4. 2006
    ..Repeat screening in the third trimester is recommended in certain jurisdictions with elevated rates of HIV infection among pregnant women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010
    Kimberly A Workowski
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 59:1-110. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission: quantifying the per-act risk for HIV on the basis of choice of partner, sex act, and condom use
    Beens Varghese
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:38-43. 2002
    ..Sexual acquisition of HIV is influenced by choice of partner, sex act, and condom use. However, current risk-reduction strategies focus mainly on condom use...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of HIV type 1 incidence observed during longitudinal follow-up with incidence estimated by cross-sectional analysis using the BED capture enzyme immunoassay
    J Steven McDougal
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:945-52. 2006
    ..Cross-sectional HIV incidence estimation circumvents many of the drawbacks associated with longitudinal cohort studies, but there are test-specific limitations that should be considered in the design of population surveys...
  10. ncbi request reprint Detecting unsuspected HIV infection with a rapid whole-blood HIV test in an urban emergency department
    Sheryl B Lyss
    National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:435-42. 2007
    ..To evaluate and compare HIV screening and provider-referred diagnostic testing as strategies for detecting undiagnosed HIV infection in an urban emergency department (ED)...
  11. pmc Investigation of false positive results with an oral fluid rapid HIV-1/2 antibody test
    Krishna Jafa
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e185. 2007
    ..From August 2004-June 2005, we investigated a sudden increase in false-positive results occurring in a performance study of OraQuick oral-fluid rapid HIV tests in Minnesota...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison of three HIV counseling and testing technologies
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Intervention Research and Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4700 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:112-21. 2003
    ..New rapid-testing technologies may improve receipt of results, but no study has systematically analyzed the costs of these newer technologies compared with the standard protocol...
  13. pmc Comparing the costs of HIV screening strategies and technologies in health-care settings
    Paul G Farnham
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 48, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:51-62. 2008
    ..The purpose of this research was to estimate the costs of these different testing procedures and the cost per HIV-infected patient correctly receiving test results in three health-care scenarios that illustrated these policy differences...
  14. pmc 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
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Med 7:e1000342. 2010
    ..However, cost-effectiveness analyses to guide policy around AHI screening are lacking; particularly after more sensitive third-generation antibody screening and rapid testing...
  15. pmc Assessment of BED HIV-1 incidence assay in seroconverter cohorts: effect of individuals with long-term infection and importance of stable incidence
    Janet M McNicholl
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e14748. 2011
    ..We sought to assess its performance in three longitudinal cohorts from Thailand where HIV-1 CRF01_AE and subtype B' dominate the epidemic...
  16. ncbi request reprint Performance of an oral fluid rapid HIV-1/2 test: experience from four CDC studies
    Kevin P Delaney
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS 20:1655-60. 2006
    ..To evaluate the performance of a rapid HIV antibody test used with whole blood and oral fluid in settings where the test is likely to be used...
  17. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of alternative HIV counseling and testing methods to increase knowledge of HIV status
    Angela B Hutchinson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    AIDS 20:1597-604. 2006
    ..Alternatives to conventional HIV counseling and testing (HIV-CT) have been used to improve receipt of HIV test results...
  18. ncbi request reprint FDA approves OraQuick for use in saliva. On March 25, the FDA approved the first rapid test for HIV in oral fluids
    Bernard M Branson
    Laboratory Determinants and Diagnostics Section, Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC, USA
    AIDS Clin Care 16:39. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for HIV-1 incidence using tests for recent infection in resource-constrained countries
    J Steven McDougal
    National Center for HIV AIDS, STD, TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Public Health Service, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    AIDS 19:S25-30. 2005
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Rapid HIV-1 testing during labor: a multicenter study
    Marc Bulterys
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 292:219-23. 2004
    ..Timely testing of women in labor with undocumented human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status could enable immediate provision of antiretroviral prophylaxis...
  21. doi request reprint Evaluation of the performance characteristics of 6 rapid HIV antibody tests
    Kevin P Delaney
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:257-63. 2011
    ..Since 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved 6 rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests for use in the United States. To date, there has been no direct comparison of the performance of all 6 tests...
  22. doi request reprint Standardization and monitoring of laboratory performance and quality assurance by use of the less-sensitive HIV incidence assay: seven years of results
    Joanne V Mei
    Division of Laboratory Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:482-8. 2011
    ..We report on the performance of the assay using proficiency testing and quality control materials tested from 2001 to 2008...
  23. doi request reprint Determination of mean recency period for estimation of HIV type 1 Incidence with the BED-capture EIA in persons infected with diverse subtypes
    Bharat S Parekh
    Division of Global AIDS Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 27:265-73. 2011
    ..The determination of ω with more data and new methodology suggests that ω of the BED-CEIA varies between different subtypes and/or populations. These estimates for ω may affect incidence estimates in various studies...
  24. pmc Evaluation of an ultrasensitive p24 antigen assay as a potential alternative to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA viral load assay in resource-limited settings
    Richard A Respess
    Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mail stop A 12, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:506-8. 2005
    ..4% at a viral load of <30,000 (232 specimens from 65 seropositive subjects). The assay was highly reproducible, with excellent correlation between duplicates and among three laboratories...
  25. ncbi request reprint Do physicians provide counseling with HIV and STD testing at physician offices or hospital outpatient departments?
    Guoyu Tao
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS 17:1243-7. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to HIV testing: preferences for new strategies among clients of a needle exchange, a sexually transmitted disease clinic, and sex venues for men who have sex with men
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:318-27. 2003
    ..To determine strategies to overcome barriers to HIV testing among persons at risk...
  27. ncbi request reprint Rapid HIV antibody testing in the New York State Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing Program: experience from the field
    Mara San Antonio-Gaddy
    New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, Corning Tower Rm 315, Albany, NY 12237, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:446-50. 2006
    ..To assess rapid and conventional HIV test use, client satisfaction, and counselors' comfort...
  28. ncbi request reprint Designing an HIV counseling and testing program for bathhouses: the Seattle experience with strategies to improve acceptability
    Freya Spielberg
    Department of Family Medicine, Center for AIDS and STDs, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Homosex 44:203-20. 2003
    ..Use of FDA approved, new rapid tests that do not require venipuncture, centrifugation, or laboratory oversight will further decrease barriers to testing and facilitate implementation of bathhouse testing programs in other communities...
  29. pmc Performance of the OraQuick rapid antibody test for diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection in patients with various levels of exposure to highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Robert J O'Connell
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2153-5. 2003
    ..Four false-negative subjects, who were characterized by early initiation of effective antiretroviral therapy, demonstrated waning serum anti-gp41 titers and Western blot band intensities...
  30. ncbi request reprint To screen or not to screen: is that really the question?
    Bernard M Branson
    Ann Intern Med 145:857-9. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Rapid HIV testing. Wait time reduced from days to minutes
    Patrick A Keenan
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA
    Postgrad Med 117:47-52. 2005
    ..In this article, Drs Keenan, Keenan, and Branson discuss the advantages and limitations of rapid HIV testing in various settings...
  32. ncbi request reprint Choosing HIV Counseling and Testing Strategies for Outreach Settings: A Randomized Trial
    Freya Spielberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:348-55. 2005
    ..In surveys, clients have expressed preferences for alternatives to traditional HIV counseling and testing. Few data exist to document how offering such alternatives affects acceptance of HIV testing and receipt of test results...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence immunoassay for distinguishing recent from established HIV-1 infection in therapy-naive populations
    Kim M Wilson
    National Serology Reference Laboratory, St Vincent s Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    AIDS 18:2253-9. 2004
    ..To identify a specific marker of recent HIV-1 infection...
  34. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of offering rapid point-of-care HIV testing in a sexually transmitted disease clinic
    Sabrina R Kendrick
    Department of Medicine, The Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:142-6. 2005
    ..Delays in receipt of positive HIV test results and in entry into HIV care are common problems in clinics; in public venues, up to 33% of patients with negative results and 25% of those with positive results never learn their results...
  35. doi request reprint Opt-out testing for human immunodeficiency virus in the United States: progress and challenges
    John G Bartlett
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument St, Room 447, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 300:945-51. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Virological evaluation of the 'Ottawa case' indicates no evidence for HIV-1 superinfection
    Jonathan B Angel
    Ottawa Health Research Institute and The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    AIDS 18:331-4. 2004
    ..Whether HIV-1 superinfection contributes to disease progression or the spread of drug-resistant HIV-1 remains unknown...