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Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

The international community has done a great deal to keep women and their children alive through the AIDS epidemic. It should not continue to overlook their husbands and fathers. Dedicated male-friendly HIV services are needed.

Published
23 February 2016
From
The Conversation
Study compares tests to detect acute HIV infection

In a study appearing in the Feb. 16 issue of JAMA, Philip J. Peters, M.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues evaluated the performance of an HIV antigen/antibody (Ag/Ab) combination assay to detect acute HIV infection (early infection) compared with pooled HIV RNA testing, the reference standard.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Porn Star Spreads HIV After Negative Test Result; CDC Warns Industry Needs More Than Testing

The CDC report details the case of patient A, a 25-year-old male performer who recently tested positive for HIV and rectal gonorrhea. Patient A was experiencing typical symptoms associated with acute HIV infection at the time of his examination, including rash, fever, and sore throat. And yet, just 10 days prior, he tested negative for HIV.

Published
15 February 2016
From
Medical Daily
A False-Positive HIV Test Result Turned Me Into a PrEP Evangelist

For some, a false-positive HIV test is miraculous news. For me, a false-positive test while on PrEP and discussions with two longtime HIV activists transformed me into Miami's biggest PrEP promoter.

Published
11 February 2016
From
The Body
Abbott inks $5.8B deal for Alere to expand in point-of-care diagnostics

Abbott has landed on its next purchase, snatching up diagnostics outfit Alere to bulk up in point-of-care diagnostics and expand its international reach.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Fierce Medical Devices
HIV and drug resistance

A recent study found more resistance to the antiretroviral medicine tenofovir than had previously been reported, with 20% resistance to tenofovir in patients with treatment failure in Europe and over 50% resistance in patients with treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa... The study underlines the importance of rapidly identifying treatment failure through routine measurement of viral load suppression—this is the basis of the third pillar of UNAIDS’ 90–90–90 treatment target, that 90% of people accessing HIV treatment have suppressed viral loads.

Published
09 February 2016
From
UNAIDS
South Africa: Home HIV testing gets the green light

After years of debate about the merits of home HIV testing, a ban has been lifted on pharmacist sales of do-it-yourself HIV tests.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Health-E News
Opt-out approach can boost HIV testing rates

A large randomised study in an emergency department in San Francisco clearly shows that an ‘opt-out’ approach to seeking consent for HIV testing can increase the number

Published
04 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Tinder now helps you locate the nearest STD, HIV testing clinic

Tinder wants you to play safe while swiping right. The dating mobile app added a new Health Safety section on their website this week that helps users locate the nearest clinic to get tested for STDs and HIV.

Published
22 January 2016
From
New York Daily News
Can we improve acceptance of HIV testing?

However, the researchers suggest that active choice testing (directly asking patients if they would like an HIV test) may best reflect patients' true preferences, and they call for further work to assess the effects of different approaches on patient.

Published
20 January 2016
From
Medical Xpress

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