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Gay Social Networking App Hornet Helps Users Find HIV Clinics

Hornet will provide users with the ability to designate their HIV status, as a part of its “Know Your Status” campaign. Once a user designates the date of their last HIV test, the application will automatically remind them to get tested again after a designated amount of time.

Published
22 August 2014
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HIV superinfection associated with accelerated viral load increase but has no impact on clinical disease progression

HIV superinfection has no impact on clinical disease progression, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Superinfection was associated with accelerated viral load increase and had a

Published
19 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention for black African people in the UK is under-resourced and needs to be scaled up

NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black

Published
12 August 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Excellent outcomes among people starting HIV therapy at high CD4 counts in Uganda

People in Uganda starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) with higher CD4 counts can achieve excellent outcomes, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Asymptomatic adults who started therapy

Published
08 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
South African women living with HIV subtype C experience rapid CD4 cell loss

A third of women living with HIV subtype C have a fall in their CD4 count to below 350 cells/mm3 within a year of seroconversion, investigators

Published
05 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Acute HIV Often Has Symptoms, But Testing Is Best Diagnostic

Various symptoms such as vomiting and swollen lymph nodes are linked to early HIV infection, but they are not a foolproof sign, so frequent testing is ideal for those at risk. 

Published
05 August 2014
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US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

Published
04 August 2014
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Self-testing has the potential to boost HIV diagnosis rates among MSM in China

Self-testing has the potential to boost HIV diagnosis rates among high-risk and hard-to-reach men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, according to a study published

Published
31 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
What needs to be done to make HIV self-testing a reality?

Self-testing for HIV has great potential to broaden access to HIV testing, the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne heard last week. But for self-testing to play

Published
28 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Half of young gay men in Bangkok who aren't consistent condom users acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence is running at 9% a year in those who don’t use

Published
28 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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