Tag Archives: HIV testing

CDC: Across 20 PEPFAR countries, index testing for HIV doubled diagnosis rates

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Tracing and offering HIV tests to exposed partners and children of people living with the virus led to twice the rate of positive tests than all other HIV testing interventions combined across 20 countries between 2016 to 2018, according to an analysis in the current Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for […]

Studies indicate potential for HIV self-testing to raise numbers knowing status

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What if people everywhere could find out if they have HIV without having to sidle into a testing site, without having to face the judgement of another person, and without worrying the whole neighborhood would learn about their test and its results? Dr. Nitika Pant Pai of McGill University believes that without those barriers more […]

HIV Self-Testing and ART Initiation at Home: Promising Results from Blantyre Malawi

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA — In an area with 18 percent HIV prevalence, […]

Blueprint: Support community efforts, strengthen systems, improve delivery and ensure funding

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David Barr began working on HIV/AIDS issues in 1985. He coordinated the creation of the HIV Collaborative Fund, a partnership of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Tides Foundation, which to date has supported more than 1,000 organizations in over 70 countries with small grants and capacity-building for HIV treatment awareness, literacy, community mobilization […]

Blueprint: Dr. Kenneth Mayer on a menu of prevention in a global AIDS plan

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Dr. Kenneth Mayer provided care to people living with HIV since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and developed some of the first cohort studies and prevention interventions dealing with the epidemic. As the founding medical research director of Fenway Health, he created a health research program with an international reputation for its community-based peer-reviewed […]