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Study shows prognostic value of viral load monitoring among people living with subtype C HIV in South Africa

Viral load is the single most important predictor of CD4 cell loss among people in South Africa who had not started HIV treatment, investigators report in

Published
02 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Scaling up access to HIV testing through new technologies

What is HIV self-testing and what could it accomplish? This is the first question that a new UNAIDS/WHO technical update on self-testing for HIV addresses. The update aims to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self-testing in order to inform stakeholders who are considering or already implementing such an approach.

Published
28 May 2014
From
UNAIDS
Gay men in New South Wales testing more for HIV

Figures released by NSW Department of Health have revealed an increase of 33 percent in testing for HIV during the period from January to March 2014.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Gay News Network
Barriers to HIV testing in older children

Concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children for HIV, according to new research from Zimbabwe. The results of the study provide much-needed information on how to improve care of this vulnerable population.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Science Daily
Viral Load Testing Dismally Absent in Africa

As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
BC is first Canadian region to encourage routine HIV testing for adults

The B.C. government announced Monday it will become the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce guidelines for health-care providers to encourage all adult British Columbians to get tested for HIV.

Published
14 May 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
Annual HIV tests for high-risk groups and one-off screening for all others could have a big impact on UK's HIV epidemic

The UK’s HIV epidemic could be partially curtailed by annual testing of high-risk groups and one-off screening for other populations, investigators report in PLOS ONE. The authors

Published
09 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
London trust now testing seriously ill patients for HIV

Critical care patients at Barts Health Trust − the largest in the country − are to be routinely offered an HIV test in a bid to get more cases diagnosed early and stop the virus spreading.

Published
09 May 2014
From
Nursing Times
HIV patients starting treatment with advanced illnesses highlight need to improve testing, care links, authors say

Even as access to medicine for HIV has expanded and greatly increased the numbers of people receiving treatment for the virus, large numbers of patients still are starting treatment in advanced stages of illness that earlier treatment would have prevented.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
Nigeria: HIV/Aids - New Prevention Guidelines Stipulate Test Before Marriage

Nigeria's new National HIV/AIDS Prevention Plan has stipulated HIV test before marriage in both Christian and Muslim religions.

Published
06 May 2014
From
AllAfrica

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