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Detecting HIV diagnostic antibodies with DNA nanomachines

A nanoscale machine composed of synthetic DNA can be used for the rapid, sensitive and low-cost diagnosis of many diseases, including HIV.

Published
07 October 2015
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Nearly Half of Canadians Living with HIV Start Treatment Late

HIV testing in parts of Canada remains based on “perceived risk” and could be keeping people living with the disease from discovering their status. A new study, based on the largest Canadian database of people living with HIV, finds nearly half of those surveyed started antiretroviral treatment (ART) when they had already reached an AIDS-defining illness or a weakened immune system.

Published
06 October 2015
From
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
TV star Dr Christian condemns ‘joke’ HIV test apps and calls on app stores to ban them

Television star Dr Christian Jessen has condemned mobile apps which allow users to “prank” friends into thinking they are HIV positive.

Published
03 October 2015
From
Pink News
High standards of care associated with reduced mortality risk of patients with HIV

Quality of care (QOC) in the first twelve months after entering HIV care is associated with longer-term mortality risk, investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report

Published
28 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
Increasing levels of engagement with care is key to controlling HIV epidemic in US

'Test-and-treat' is unlikely to be an effective strategy to control the HIV epidemic in the United States without improvements in retention in care, investigators argue in the

Published
22 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
Thai testing campaign suggests how local cultures can influence testing behaviour

A campaign to encourage Thai gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to test at least once a year for HIV has

Published
17 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
DIY HIV tests go on sale in France

Do-it-yourself HIV tests went on sale in France for the first time on Tuesday as part of the government's plan to reduce the incidence of HIV in the country. French company AAZ's Autotest VIH kits will be available in pharmacies for 25 euros.

Published
16 September 2015
From
RFI
Spanish pharmacy HIV testing programme detects many new infections

A programme in which cheap, 30-minute HIV tests were offered in local pharmacy shops in three Spanish regions, diagnosed over 200 new infections, amounting to 10.6% of

Published
16 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Opens Groundbreaking Health and Wellness Center for Gay and Bi Men

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) is funding the programmatic expansion and renovation costs associated with its groundbreaking new center for gay and bisexual men’s health and wellness at 470 Castro Street. Slated to open in October, the new center is named “Strut” and brings together the foundation’s well-known and popular free services for sexual health, substance use and mental health, and community engagement and support.

Published
15 September 2015
From
HIVEqual.org
Australia's HIV contraction stabilises but 1000 a year still return positive tests

Report by Kirby Institute says a quarter of people who test positive for the virus have had it for at least four years without realising

Published
14 September 2015
From
The Guardian

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