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Large US study shows which HIV tests are most accurate

Differences in the performance of commonly used HIV tests lead to substantial differences in the number of infections which are diagnosed in everyday clinical practice, according to an

Published
06 January 2014
By
Roger Pebody
People newly diagnosed with HIV/STIs often have individuals with undiagnosed HIV in their social network

Asking people who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to recruit contacts in their social network for HIV/STI screening is an effective

Published
30 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
US: Why Aren't More Drug Treatment Centers Screening for HIV and Hep C?

Screening for potentially deadly infectious diseases has dropped at for-profit opioid treatment programs over the past decade.

Published
27 December 2013
From
Healthline
US porn industry faces shutdown after another actor tests positive for HIV

Filming set to stop for third time in a year, as performers' group says latest case is apparently not linked to recent positive tests

Published
09 December 2013
From
The Guardian
UK: Doctors 'not following' HIV guidance

Medical professionals and a sexual health charity say some doctors in parts of the UK are failing to follow testing guidelines for HIV. Staff from Britain's largest NHS trust, Barts Health, say clinicians in areas where infection rates are higher than average are not offering tests routinely, as recommended.

Published
04 December 2013
From
BBC Newsbeat
English Public Health Minister: Gay men need to be aware of HIV and testing is essential

In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says she’s in favour of looking at new ways for gay and bisexual men to test for HIV, such as in gyms and bars, because she wants testing to become an “ordinary mainstream activity”.

Published
02 December 2013
From
Pink News
HIV care 'at risk from NHS changes', specialists warn

A survey by BHIVA, released to mark World Aids Day, found a third of the 100 HIV specialists questioned thought care for people with HIV was poorer since the NHS reorganisation in April this year.

Published
01 December 2013
From
BBC
Major UK study shows rise in HIV testing, but only a quarter of gay men tested in previous year

Data from three, large representative samples of the UK population over the last two decades show a significant rise in the uptake of HIV testing, especially

Published
30 November 2013
By
Roger Pebody
New HIV recommendations for adolescents

New WHO recommendations released in the run-up to World AIDS Day 2013 are the first to address the specific needs of adolescents, both for those living with HIV and those who are at risk of infection.

Published
26 November 2013
From
World Health Organization
Partner communication, commitment influenced HIV testing in adolescents

"These findings highlight opportunities for health care providers to include a discussion of the partner's testing status when counseling adolescents about HIV testing," study researcher Hina J. Talib, MD said.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Healio

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