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Implementation of a Rapid HIV Diagnostic and Referral Strategy Img

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How Marijuana Use Affects HIV Testing and Care Img

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.

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Declining Concentration of HIV in Correctional Facilities, but 20 Percent of HIV-Infected People in the U.S. Have Been in a Correctional Facility

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet two of these impressive HIV researchers and read their explanation of a study they presented at CROI 2009.

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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High Incide...

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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009.

My na...

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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After ...

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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection.

The poster is appropriately titled,...