CDC and the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors (ASTPHLD
) conducted a workshop in Atlanta on October 24, 1997, to discuss rapid HIV testing, the potential health benefits and risks of reporting provisional rapid-test results, and the feasibility of changing the recommendations of the PHS and ASTPHLD
for reporting HIV-test results (5).
distributed questionnaires through the seven regional offices of the National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN), a cooperative program jointly sponsored by ASTPHLD
and CDC, to 54 state and territorial laboratory directors and 48 state laboratory training coordinators.