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Expanding hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves outcomes

Findings could be considered for future Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations According to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C (HCV) is a cost-effective way to…

Symptom score may predict HIV infection in community screening programs

In a cohort of adults participating in a community HIV screening program, a symptom-based questionnaire accurately predicted HIV infection, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers from the…

ED screening using antigen-antibody tests identify previously undiagnosed HIV

According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, emergency department screening for HIV with HIV antigen-antibody tests revealed new diagnoses in 0.4% of participants,…

US: Many young people and adults report never being tested for HIV

Most common reason was 'unlikely to have been exposed to HIV' Over half of men and a little under 40% of women said they had never been tested for HIV,…

Researchers develop a hassle-free HIV test that works better, sooner

Stanford researchers have developed a reliable, hassle-free HIV test – just what public health officials need to screen large numbers of people and head off potential outbreaks. Public health officials…

Using social and risk networks helps identify people undiagnosed with HIV

Study in Ukraine identifies targeted, cost-effective approach to HIV testing Conducting HIV testing among the social and risk networks of those recently diagnosed with HIV helps identify undiagnosed cases of…

Factors associated with access to HIV testing and primary care among migrants living in Europe: cross-sectional survey

ABSTRACT Background There is a heavy and disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among migrant communities living in Europe. Despite this, the published evidence related to HIV testing,…

One-time routine HIV screening at age 25 optimal with no risk factors

For young adults without known risk factors, a one-time routine HIV screen at 25 years would optimize clinical outcomes and be cost-effective, according to a study published in the Journal…

Your feedback matters: Post-Testing Week 2017 evaluation survey

If you haven't already, you are kindly invited to fill out the Post-European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2017 evaluation survey. Even if you did NOT do Testing Week activities, you are…

New paper launched on hepatitis testing in community setting

Correlation Network announced the publication of a new paper on the importance of HCV testing in the Community! It includes background information, methods, good practices and much more. Check out the paper…