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New Hampshire: Funding Cuts Force Group to End Free HIV/AIDS Testing

The state's only AIDS service organization is suspending its free HIV testing program due to a $60,000 cut in federal funding.

Wendy LeBlanc, the assistant director of the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, said CDC has restructured its gra...

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Buffalo Bills Player Tweets HIV Test Results: Over-Share or Encouraging?

Earlier this week, Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Clowney tweeted a picture of his negative HIV test results -- and immediately triggered a firestorm of responses that reminds us just how ugly HIV stigma can be.

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U.S. Panel Will Consider Home AIDS Test

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Blood Products Advisory Committee meets today to consider whether to recommend approval of an over-the-counter HIV test. Many public health experts believe at-home HIV testing could help reduce the number of A...

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New Yorkers Living Longer Than U.S. Average; Officials Cite Expanded HIV Testing and Treatment as Main Factor

While moving to New York City may not automatically increase your life expectancy, city officials report that New Yorkers, on average, are living longer than ever before. A chief reason, they say, is the city's efforts to ensure more people get teste...

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Top 10 HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2011

David Wohl, M.D., takes an in-depth look at this year's most critical HIV-related studies, and explains how each one may change how we prevent and treat HIV in 2012 and beyond. (Fair warning: This article can get pretty technical, but each story has ...

HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don’t. What’s Up with That? Part Two Img

HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don’t. What’s Up with That? Part Two

Before his passing on Sept. 17, Bob Frascino, M.D. ("Dr. Bob") completed a two-part series delving into the deep, dark details behind today's HIV tests and testing guidelines. In his final blog entry on TheBody.com, Dr. Bob explained how our ever-inc...

HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don't. What's Up With That? Part One: A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. Img

HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don't. What's Up With That? Part One: A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D.

The infamous "window period," and how it may vary between different types of HIV tests, is the source of a huge amount of anxiety among people who are exposed to HIV. Just how long after an exposure does it take for HIV test results to be reliable; h...

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Barriers to HIV Testing Among HIV/AIDS Concurrently Diagnosed Persons in New York City

The failure to perceive they were at risk was the chief barrier to HIV testing among this study's population of persons who were diagnosed with AIDS when they first learned they were HIV-positive.

The team undertook the study to assess barriers to H...

HGTV Star David Bromstad Wants You to "Know Yourself": A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

HGTV Star David Bromstad Wants You to "Know Yourself": A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

The "Know Yourself" HIV testing campaign kicked off last month with a special message for gay men at risk for HIV, brought to you by none other than David Bromstad, who won the first season of HGTV's Design Star and is now the host of Color Splash. B...

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HIV Testing Project Discovers 18,000 New Cases

A CDC initiative to expand HIV testing and link those infected to care resulted in more than 18,000 new diagnoses, the agency reported Thursday. Launched in 2007, the three-year, $111 million Expanded HIV Testing Initiative operated in 25 jurisdictio...