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New HIV testing methods increase screenings
Date: 2010-08-30 20:56:10
In previous decades, few people sought HIV testing because it could be extremely inconvenient. Those who chose to get screened for the sexually transmitted disease had to go through an uncomfortable procedure and then wait weeks before they learned the results.... Full Story

Despite rising rates, few seek HIV testing
Date: 2010-08-27 21:46:24
Despite the fact that health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that HIV testing is one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of the disease, few Americans seek it. This allows infections to spread from person to person, increasing the number of people carrying the disease.... Full Story

Cancer drugs may be effective in HIV therapy
Date: 2010-08-23 20:35:39
Individuals who have received a positive HIV test may have a new hope for coping with the disease. Researchers from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center found that two drugs that are currently approved by the FDA may help fight the infection.... Full Story

Nonprofits battle rising HIV rates
Date: 2010-08-19 20:51:15
In an effort to combat the rising rates of sexually transmitted disease, nonprofit groups across the country are working to secure more funding that will enable them to expand HIV testing programs.... Full Story

HIV testing, treatment may help curb the spread of the disease
Date: 2010-08-18 20:14:07
Providing antiretroviral drugs to individuals infected with HIV as well as making HIV testing more widely available may have a positive impact on reducing the rates of infection in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world, according to a new study published in the journal, The Lancet.... Full Story

Colleges make HIV testing more available
Date: 2010-08-17 20:42:27
College campuses are notorious for offering optimal conditions for the spread of sexually transmitted disease. Students often have multiple sexual partners and can be less attentive to their health. However, many schools are working to turn this reputation around by offering free HIV testing to their students. ... Full Story

Mobile HIV testing seeks to reduce rates of infection
Date: 2010-08-12 21:01:57
Many health experts believe that a key to reducing the rates of HIV and AIDS infections will be to provide STD testing directly to people's homes and community centers. It is believed that making testing easier and reducing the stigma of testing will encourage more people to take advantage of the service.... Full Story

Health experts recommend STD testing for seniors
Date: 2010-08-11 21:41:17
A rise in infections of diseases like HIV and AIDS among older adults has caused some health officials to push for more of these individuals to seek STD testing. Some groups are also recommending that seniors receive sex education classes to warn them of the potential dangers of unprotected sex.... Full Story

Groups work to encourage more HIV testing
Date: 2010-08-09 21:18:13
Few American cities have as high HIV rates as Baltimore. The disease has reached epidemic proportions in the city, prompting community groups to call for more individuals to seek an HIV test. ... Full Story

Older adults more likely to die from HIV
Date: 2010-08-06 21:54:43
HIV testing may benefit older individuals who are sexually active, as a new study has found that people over 50 are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage disease and die sooner following diagnosis than younger adults, according to a new study from British researchers. ... Full Story

New York expands access to HIV testing
Date: 2010-08-04 20:52:06
In an effort to reduce the rates of infection in the state of New York, Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill that seeks to increase the availability of HIV testing for state residents. ... Full Story

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