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A transgender woman in a hospital gown being treated by a doctor, a transgender man

Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated

"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.

Jason Zucker, M.D.

Better Use of Electronic Health Records Might Help Close HIV Testing Gap in U.S.

Jason Zucker, M.D., discusses how we can use computer algorithms to help ensure that undiagnosed people with HIV are tested, thus increasing the likelihood of them moving forward on the HIV care cascade.

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Early ART and Testing HIV Negative With Rapid HIV Tests

Very early initiation of ART, followed by several years of viral suppression, can have a relatively common outcome of testing HIV negative using rapid HIV tests.

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Initiatives for Earlier HIV Diagnosis: Opt-Out ER and Home Testing

Several studies at this year's Conference of the British HIV Association presented important and sobering results about HIV testing.

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Implementation of a Rapid HIV Diagnostic and Referral Strategy

One study in Amsterdam deployed a strategy to identify acute HIV in men who have sex with men (MSM) and then link newly diagnosed individuals to care.

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Opt-Out HIV and HCV Testing at the Dallas County Jail

One study set out to examine how effective opt-out testing for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) could be among individuals who entered the Dallas County jail.

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Self-Testing Is on the Map

A dramatic growth in the number of people testing their HIV status is required to meet UNAIDS' "Fast Track" goals to end the AIDS epidemic. One way to reach these goals might be self-testing kits.

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Can HIV Self-Testing Help Slow the Epidemic?

How would you rate a personal diagnostic system that's accurate, easy-to-use, private, and completely confidential?

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Point of Care HIV PCR Test for Infant Diagnosis: Good Performance but Poorer Results in Youngest Age Group

A point of care (POC) assay performed well in infant diagnosis in a large laboratory study. But its error rate of 6% has implications for implementation and its newborn performance requires further evaluation.

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How Marijuana Use Affects HIV Testing and Care

Smoking marijuana was associated with less HIV testing, but didn't affect a patient's journey toward viral suppression, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.