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Church attendance associated with late HIV diagnosis among US MSM

Church attendance is associated with late HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to US research published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
18 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Audit shows many high HIV prevalence areas in England are failing to expand HIV testing

Most sexual health commissioners for areas in England with a high HIV prevalence have introduced some form of expanded HIV testing, a study published in the online

Published
12 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
In Rare Move, Uganda Leader Publicly Tests for HIV

Uganda's president tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus in the East African country.

Published
09 November 2013
From
ABC News
HIV may be becoming less fit as it adapts to the immune system

HIV, at least in some parts of the world, may be developing a lower replicative capacity as it adapts to variations in the human immune system, studies

Published
08 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Did the press comply with an HIV witch-hunt in Greece?

State and private television networks went ahead and published women’s mugshots and personal details, labelling them “HIV-infected prostitutes”.

Published
08 November 2013
From
New Statesman
France okays home tests for HIV

Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing AIDS, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Thursday.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Global Post
OraSure reports earnings, third-quarter loss of $1.9 million

OraSure has gotten some encouraging news recently about its diagnostic tests, but that still hasn't translated into profit.

Published
07 November 2013
From
The Morning Call
My Diagnosis

What's it like to be newly diagnosed today? Guest writer Scotspozlad found out he was HIV-positive in October 2013. Here he tells what happened and how he felt about it.

Published
04 November 2013
From
Positive Lite
US: Local woman sues Kaiser Permanente over HIV test

A Clark County woman has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente for testing patients’ blood for human immunodeficiency virus without their knowledge or consent. She’s seeking to have the suit made into a class action.

Published
04 November 2013
From
The Columbian
Uganda: Men Hire Fake Husbands to Avoid HIV Test

The idea of mandatory testing is entrenched in the HIV and Aids Prevention Control Bill 2009. It provides in article 14: "A pregnant woman and her partner would be subjected to a routine HIV test to prevent transmission to the baby."

Published
04 November 2013
From
AllAfrica

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