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‘Test’ Review: Dance Drama Ponders Survival in the Early Days of AIDS

This lovely and contemplative film examines the impact of the then-new HIV test on dancers in San Francisco in the mid-1980s.

Published
06 June 2014
From
The Wrap
Caution urged in Queensland HIV notification “spike” response

The media recently reported on data indicating that HIV notifications had increased to 93 cases, compared to 69 at the same time last year — a rise of 34 per cent. While headlines described “alarming” results and “dramatic spikes”, the increase could be due new HIV testing projects in the state.

Published
04 June 2014
From
Sydney Star Observer
Study shows prognostic value of viral load monitoring among people living with subtype C HIV in South Africa

Viral load is the single most important predictor of CD4 cell loss among people in South Africa who had not started HIV treatment, investigators report in

Published
02 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Scaling up access to HIV testing through new technologies

What is HIV self-testing and what could it accomplish? This is the first question that a new UNAIDS/WHO technical update on self-testing for HIV addresses. The update aims to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self-testing in order to inform stakeholders who are considering or already implementing such an approach.

Published
28 May 2014
From
UNAIDS
Gay men in New South Wales testing more for HIV

Figures released by NSW Department of Health have revealed an increase of 33 percent in testing for HIV during the period from January to March 2014.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Gay News Network
Barriers to HIV testing in older children

Concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children for HIV, according to new research from Zimbabwe. The results of the study provide much-needed information on how to improve care of this vulnerable population.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Science Daily
Viral Load Testing Dismally Absent in Africa

As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
BC is first Canadian region to encourage routine HIV testing for adults

The B.C. government announced Monday it will become the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce guidelines for health-care providers to encourage all adult British Columbians to get tested for HIV.

Published
14 May 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
Annual HIV tests for high-risk groups and one-off screening for all others could have a big impact on UK's HIV epidemic

The UK’s HIV epidemic could be partially curtailed by annual testing of high-risk groups and one-off screening for other populations, investigators report in PLOS ONE. The authors

Published
09 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
London trust now testing seriously ill patients for HIV

Critical care patients at Barts Health Trust − the largest in the country − are to be routinely offered an HIV test in a bid to get more cases diagnosed early and stop the virus spreading.

Published
09 May 2014
From
Nursing Times

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