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Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Journal of the American Medical Association
Physicians struggle to clinically diagnose early HIV infection

Most physicians are unable to use clinical skills to differentiate those who should and should not be tested for HIV infection, highlighting the importance of routine HIV testing, according to a study published July 15 in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Published
16 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Australia: HIV home-tests ban lifted but patience required for an accurate result

People needed to be aware it could take up to three months from when first becoming infected until the home oral-swab tests could detect the infection. Those who believed they could have been infected within the past three months should see their doctor for one of the other kinds of HIV tests available instead.

Published
09 July 2014
From
The Guardian
Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Published
30 June 2014
From
New York Times
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
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
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
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

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