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HIV Testing Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men Remains 'Suboptimal,' Study Finds

Black men who have sex with men test in high numbers over a lifetime, but not frequently or recently.

By Stephen Hicks

This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Heart

May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Studying HIV and STI Testing Preferences in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

By Jeanine Barone

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow

British Columbia Study Finds HIV Testing and Treatment Programs Save Money

Researchers found that, although HIV testing and treatment cost money, over the long term their impact on health resulted in savings because fewer people became infected with HIV.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ten Years After Landmark HIV Testing Guidelines, How Are We Doing? Specifically in Emergency Departments?

"A lot has changed with HIV testing since the late 1990s, most notably the landmark CDC HIV testing guidelines, issued almost exactly 10 years ago today," Paul Sax, M.D., writes.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

The Most Common Question About the New HIV Testing Algorithm, Answered

"The big advance in moving from the 3rd to the 4th generation screening test was the addition of p24 antigen to the sensitive ELISA antibody," Paul Sax, M.D. writes. "This shortens the window period from HIV acquisition to a positive screening test b...

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

Under 5% of U.S. Adults Age 50 or Older Tested for HIV, Despite Guidelines

Although guidelines call for testing of adults at all medical encounters, fewer than 5% of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 get tested, according to a recent analysis.

By Mark Mascolini

Test for HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Approved by FDA

On Jan. 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a three-in-one test that detects HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

By Warren Tong

Barriers to HIV Testing in Older Children in South Africa

This article was reported by Medical Xpress.

Medical Xpress reported on a study in which Rashida A. Ferrand of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and colleagues examined the offer and acceptance of provider-initiated HIV testing and co...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network