Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

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 […]