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$25m to stem rise in HIV in Australia

The Rudd government outlines a $25 million strategy to tackle sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, which is on the rise for the first time in five years.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Few AIDS diagnoses among people with higher CD4 cell counts, but risk remains elevated for those with a count below 750

Incidence of AIDS-defining illnesses remains elevated even when the CD4 cell count is between 500 and 749 cells/mm3, European research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. “We

Published
09 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Community Pharmacies are Effective Locations for Rapid HIV Testing

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that community-based pharmacies can be effective locations for offering rapid HIV testing, diagnosing HIV, and connecting those who test positive with medical care quickly. The study publishes online today in the August issue of the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Published
09 August 2013
From
Infection Control Today
FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies

Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection, the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test is also the first FDA-approved test that independently distinguishes results for HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV antibodies in a single test.

Published
09 August 2013
From
FDA.gov
With Attitudes Like This, Will We Ever Beat HIV?

A week or so ago, I attended a meeting of an ethics committee to discuss an opt-out testing strategy for HIV, Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C in the medical admissions unit of my hospital.

Published
08 August 2013
From
Huffington Post UK
Wanted: a standard model of HIV and Aids diagnostics for Africa

A standardised protocol on diagnosis and tests will streamline drug development and distribution, and provide faster treatments.

Published
06 August 2013
From
The Guardian
Trial finds more support for universal HIV screening in emergency departments

Screening everyone for HIV in the emergency department may be superior to testing only those with apparent risk, when trying to identify patients with undiagnosed HIV infection, according to a new results by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.

Published
06 August 2013
From
EurekAlert
Feds Offer States Deal to Seal Medicaid HIV-Testing Holes

Half of US state Medicaid programs don’t cover preventive HIV testing. Now the federal government has offered states an incentive to cover HIV testing.

Published
06 August 2013
From
Governing View
Evidence is not yet sufficient to recommend universal treatment, clinicians and community writers say

We do not yet have sufficiently strong evidence to recommend that antiretroviral treatment (ART) should be offered to all people with HIV, regardless of their CD4 count, a

Published
05 August 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Opportunities being missed for a vaginal delivery for HIV-positive pregnant women in Europe with viral suppression

There are “missed opportunities” for HIV-positive pregnant women with a suppressed viral load to give birth vaginally, European research published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
01 August 2013
By
Michael Carter

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