HIV & AIDS

Pediatricians can play key role in HIV testing, prophylaxis

(HealthDay)—In a clinical report published online Dec. 20 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for addressing HIV testing and preexposure and postexposure HIV prophylaxis in adolescents and young adults.

HIV & AIDS

Partnering with traditional healers boosts HIV testing in Uganda

Collaborating with traditional healers to deliver point-of-care HIV tests to individuals in rural Uganda quadrupled testing rates compared with standard referrals to HIV clinics, according to a trial by Weill Cornell Medicine ...

Medical research

Faster test results mean better outcomes for HIV patients

Over the last 15 years, many African nations have made major strides towards enabling millions of HIV-positive people to access HIV antiretroviral therapy. This has helped to treat individual patients and maximize their health, ...

HIV & AIDS

Screening program contributes to increase in HIV diagnoses

Newly published research shows that a screening program in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Emergency Department helped detect an outbreak of HIV among persons who inject drugs in Hamilton County, Ohio, from 2014-18.

HIV & AIDS

2014 to 2019 saw increase in HIV testing, but rates remain low

(HealthDay)—The percentage of males and nonpregnant females aged ≥13 years with commercial insurance or Medicaid who received HIV testing increased from 2014 to 2019, but remained below 6 percent, according to research ...

HIV & AIDS

CDC: HIV tests rare in medical settings among WVa drug users

Emergency departments and inpatient medical personnel rarely conducted HIV testing on intravenous drug users in a West Virginia county with one of the nation's highest spikes in such cases, according to a federal investigation ...

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