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Donna Futterman, M.D. and Rachel L. Epstein, M.D., M.A.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals, docto...

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University of Missouri-Kansas City Researchers Get $3.2 Million to Assess Churches' Role in HIV Testing

This article was reported by the Kansas City Business Journal.

The Kansas City Business Journal reported that the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health awarded a $3.2 million grant to the University of Missouri-Kansas City's (UMKC) Department of ...

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Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP.

NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute infect...