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State senator seeks to increase HIV testing rates   State senator seeks to increase HIV testing rates
Date: 2010-12-30 08:58:52
Health experts say that increasing HIV testing is one of the keys to reducing the prevalence of the disease. In an effort to get more people screened, some have proposed making HIV testing a part of regular health checkups.... Full Story

Public health officials call for more HIV testing   Public health officials call for more HIV testing
Date: 2010-12-28 09:00:08
Of the more than 1 million Americans who have HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 20 percent are unaware of their infection. To combat these numbers, the agency is spearheading a government effort to encourage greater numbers of individuals to seek HIV testing.... Full Story

Study recommends increased access to HIV testing   Study recommends increased access to HIV testing
Date: 2010-12-27 08:55:40
Combining improved access to HIV testing and intervention efforts that seek to reduce risk sexual behaviors could result in a dramatic reduction in infection rates, according to a new study from Yale University researchers.... Full Story

HIV testing rates are rising, but officials say more progress is needed   HIV testing rates are rising, but officials say more progress is needed
Date: 2010-12-22 08:46:44
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that increasing the number of individuals who seek HIV testing may be the most effective way to stop the spread of the disease. A new report from the agency suggests that their message may be getting through.... Full Story

CDC leads effort to make HIV testing more accessible   CDC leads effort to make HIV testing more accessible
Date: 2010-12-20 13:24:26
In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently working to increase HIV testing rates in areas where the disease is most prevalent by making testing more accessible.... Full Story

Group plans to spread message of importance of HIV testing through social networks
Date: 2010-12-07 09:23:12
A group of researchers is tapping into the power of social network sites to help spread their message about the importance of HIV testing to young people.... Full Story

Lack of attention imperils progress made in fighting HIV   Lack of attention imperils progress made in fighting HIV
Date: 2010-12-01 10:59:20
New medications have led to significant improvements in treating HIV and AIDS. However, as the impact of the disease becomes less severe, many people are ignoring the dangers that it still poses. Some experts are concerned that this could lead to a decrease in HIV testing and an increase in risky sexual behavior that could contribute to a resurgence of the disease.... Full Story

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