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HIV testing rates are improving in African people in England

Data from two large, community surveys of African people living in England suggest that the proportion of people who have recently tested for HIV has increased over

Published
08 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Social inequalities associated with late HIV diagnosis and delayed HIV treatment – European study

Even in the context of western European countries with universal access to health care, there are socioeconomic inequalities in timely access to HIV testing, according to a

Published
05 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV prevention for black African people in the UK is under-resourced and needs to be scaled up

NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black

Published
12 August 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Acute HIV Often Has Symptoms, But Testing Is Best Diagnostic

Various symptoms such as vomiting and swollen lymph nodes are linked to early HIV infection, but they are not a foolproof sign, so frequent testing is ideal for those at risk. 

Published
05 August 2014
From
AIDSMeds
US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

Published
04 August 2014
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
What needs to be done to make HIV self-testing a reality?

Self-testing for HIV has great potential to broaden access to HIV testing, the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne heard last week. But for self-testing to play

Published
28 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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

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