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CROI 2018: Older people in United States more likely to have AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis

Shingles, bacterial pneumonia, anaemia and thrombocytopenia should raise suspicion of HIV People with HIV aged 60 and over in the United States are more than twice as likely to have…

Human touch and targeted screening helps to reduce HIV outbreak in Athens

Greece experienced a large increase in 2011 in the number of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs. The number of new diagnoses in Athens usually hovered around 11…

HIV Medicine: Special Issue: Outcomes of the HepHIV 2017 Malta Conference

HIV Medicine published a special issue focusing on the results of the HepHIV 2017 Conference under the Maltese EU Presidency. All articles are open access: Special Issue: Outcomes of the…

CROI 2018: High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma

Also, encouraging results in study with South African men who have sex with men HIV self-testing is feasible and acceptable for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender…

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…