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HIV Home-Testing Kits: Law Change Proposed

People concerned they might have HIV will soon be able to find out whether or not they are infected in the comfort of their own homes, officials are to announce.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Sky News
CD4 cell count at time of entry to HIV care did not increase significantly between 1992 and 2011

The average CD4 cell count of people newly entering HIV care in resource-rich countries did not increase meaningfully between 1992 and 2011, results of a systematic review published

Published
12 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV Home-Test Kits Could Be Legalised

Officials are planning to change laws so people who are concerned that they might have HIV will soon be able to find out in the comfort of their own homes.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Huffington Post
Integrated services can enhance global HIV, family planning efforts - research shows

A research project that looked into the cost, quality, health benefits and stigma reduction with integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health service delivery in Africa shows that there are benefits to integration.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Africa Science News
$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

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