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National HIV Testing Day 2014: HIV Testing Saves Lives

Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day on which we join with partners from all walks of life to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States, and remind every American that HIV testing saves lives.

Published
27 June 2014
From
Aids.gov blog
CDC Revises HIV Testing Guidelines to Better ID Early Cases

The CDC has recommended a new HIV testing protocol for laboratories that will better identify acute cases of the virus.

Published
27 June 2014
From
AIDSMeds
What is discouraging HIV testing among at-risk populations?

In line with US National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27th, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from being tested for HIV.

Published
26 June 2014
From
Medical News Today
High CD4s Neutralize Raised Risk of Stroke in People With HIV

People with HIV have a 40 percent greater chance of stroke than those without the virus; however, having high CD4 cells erases this increased risk.

Published
26 June 2014
From
Aidsmeds
People with HIV must receive earlier diagnoses

Local authorities are responsible for HIV testing in community and sexual health services, and to help them with this role, NICE has produced a local government public health briefing on the topic.

Published
25 June 2014
From
NICE
During ER visits, many patients test positive for HIV while in most infectious stage

Of 22,468 patients who were tested for HIV, 78 (0.28 percent) had new HIV diagnoses. Of those, 23 percent had acute HIV infections and 28 percent had a T-cell count below 200 or an opportunistic infection (in other words, had AIDS). Eight-two percent of patients with confirmed HIV did not have health insurance.

Published
25 June 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

A case-control study, examining the sexual behaviour of German gay men receiving HIV-negative and HIV-positive test results, identified two key factors which distinguish the groups – consistent condom

Published
18 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Children battle to access HIV testing in Zimbabwe

Young people with HIV are increasingly dying at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups. They are also less likely to get tested for the virus, as concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children, according to a recent study.

Published
10 June 2014
From
IRIN Plus News
‘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

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