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New Testing Strategy to Help Track HIV: Detuned Testing Initiated at 24 Sentinel Sites

CDC is moving quickly to monitor HIV incidence across the country using its "detuned" testing technology, with nearly $6 million this year committed to 24 sentinel cities. With the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, CDC surveillance has ...

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Many Doctors Don't Offer HIV Test to All in Pregnancy

A survey of Ohio doctors found that less than half offered HIV tests to pregnant women as part of routine screening, and about a third said they offer the test to 25 percent or fewer of their pregnant patients. Treating HIV-infected pregnant women wi...

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Roche Gets Food and Drug Administration OK for Improved HIV Test

Swiss manufacturer Roche Holding AG said Friday the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared an improved test to measure viral levels in the blood of HIV/AIDS patients. The test is designed to amplify and detect genetic material, allowing for the ...

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Cincinnati: Technology Improves HIV Testing Access

New technology will make it easier for people to get tested for HIV, and, health experts hope, help contain the spread of the epidemic. AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati will start offering free HIV testing outside a doctor's office or public health clin...

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Survey Finds Many U.S. Physicians Miss Opportunities on STD Care

More than 15 million STDs occur annually in the United States. Rates of curable STDs in the United States, the highest in the developed world, are higher than in some developing countries. STDs account for 87 percent of the diseases most frequently r...

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Name-Based HIV Surveillance Does Not Hurt Testing Rates, Study Finds

New Mexico implemented name-based HIV case surveillance on Jan. 15, 1998. The current study undertook to assess changes in HIV testing patterns after HIV case surveillance was implemented. The timing of the HIV Testing Survey (HITS), developed to gat...