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Groups work to dispel myths surrounding HIV testing
Date: 2010-09-30 16:31:11
Despite the fact that many experts say HIV testing is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread the infection, many individuals still feel as though there is a stigma against talking about sexual health. This may reduce the rates of testing.... Full Story

Advanced HIV test may benefit high-risk groups
Date: 2010-09-30 08:14:17
In areas of the country that struggle with higher than average HIV rates, more early-stage testing may be needed to help newly infected individuals start therapy at the point when the virus is most treatable.... Full Story

Early treatment is key in HIV infection
Date: 2010-09-28 16:08:28
HIV used to be a death sentence. In recent years, improvements in treatment strategies and medication have allowed individuals to go on to long, productive lives following their original diagnosis. However, evidence suggests that these therapies are most effective when the infection is caught early, underscoring the importance of HIV testing.... Full Story

Groups call for HIV testing to become a part of regular healthcare
Date: 2010-09-27 16:21:05
Public health experts say that there are few better ways to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infection than to make STD and HIV testing more available. Consequently, many groups are calling on state officials to make the procedures easier to access for all demographics.... Full Story

NIH grants help researchers study the effect of HIV testing in prison
Date: 2010-09-23 15:44:06
Incarcerated individuals often have significantly higher rates of STDs and HIV than the general population. Upon their release, these individuals may spread their infections to more people, contributing to what many call an epidemic of sexually transmitted infections.... Full Story

Groups offer free HIV testing to curb spread
Date: 2010-09-20 22:10:57
HIV and other STDs continue to spread at epidemic rates, particularly among teens and young adults. These individuals account for nearly half of all newly diagnosed disease, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

HIV testing campaigns produce positive results
Date: 2010-09-17 14:03:20
In a sign that the messages of public awareness campaigns may be reaching adolescents and young adults - two groups with the highest rates of STD infection - results of a recent study show that HIV testing is up among these demographics.... Full Story

Gay men share similar forms of HIV
Date: 2010-09-07 22:19:45
Despite years of public awareness campaigns, HIV continues to spread at epidemic rates. A new study from Belgian researchers has found that gay men may require the most HIV testing, as they are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors that could result in the spread of the disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend HIV testing for individuals in new relationships
Date: 2010-09-03 13:53:42
New relationships are full of exciting and wonderful moments that can form the basis of a long lasting commitment. However, experts warn that if these pleasurable moments are not accompanied by an HIV test, the feelings may not last.... Full Story

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