Black men who have sex with men test in high numbers over a lifetime, but not frequently or recently.
Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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.
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.
"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.
"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...
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.
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.
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...