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States struggle to find funding for HIV prevention programs   States struggle to find funding for HIV prevention programs
Date: 2011-01-28 13:48:35
Even at a time when the need for more HIV testing and treatment services has never been greater, some states are considering cutting programs that provide vital resources to people who have the condition or are at risk for contracting it. The need for these services continues to grow.... Full Story

Researchers continue to search for HIV cure   Researchers continue to search for HIV cure
Date: 2011-01-27 13:31:26
New scientific advancements in the treatment of HIV and AIDS are making the consequences of a positive HIV much less severe than they formerly were. Where once death was assured within a few years, now patients can expect a relatively long, healthy life following diagnosis.... Full Story

Needle exchange programs may help keep HIV rates down  Needle exchange programs may help keep HIV rates down
Date: 2011-01-26 13:29:56
Injection drug users are among the leading individuals who receive positive HIV tests. While programs that offer these addicts clean needles may help stop the spread of the disease, they have yet to gain much support in the U.S., which is likely to keep rates of infection high among these drug users.... Full Story

States move to cut HIV testing programs   States move to cut HIV testing programs
Date: 2011-01-24 12:03:05
As states struggle with gaping budget deficits, lawmakers are looking for any area to make cuts. Unfortunately, in some cases, this means cutting back on programs such as HIV testing and other preventative measures.... Full Story

Stroke rate more than doubles among HIV patients   Stroke rate more than doubles among HIV patients
Date: 2011-01-21 11:00:33
While a positive HIV test is no longer the death sentence it once was, there are still many risks that come along with infection. For example, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego recently found that the rate of stroke in HIV patients skyrocketed in recent years, even while the rate of stroke decreased in the general population.... Full Story

Public health officials seek to make HIV testing more available for teens   Public health officials seek to make HIV testing more available for teens
Date: 2011-01-20 11:36:37
Public health experts say that regular HIV testing is one of the most important ways to stop the spread of the disease. In an effort to help more individuals make this a greater part of their regular healthcare, some have suggested that agencies start testing at a young age.... Full Story

Researchers find demographic differences in HIV outcomes   Researchers find demographic differences in HIV outcomes
Date: 2011-01-19 13:37:00
A new study from University of Colorado researchers has found that women, non-whites and residents of the South tend to have poorer outcomes following an HIV diagnosis. The report underscores the importance of HIV testing for individuals in these high-risk groups.... Full Story

New ad urges HIV testing in graphic fashion   New ad urges HIV testing in graphic fashion
Date: 2011-01-18 13:34:24
A recent advertisement in New York City using graphic images to urge residents to seek HIV testing has caused controversy in the city, but activists are saying it sends exactly the right message.... Full Story

States propose cuts to HIV/AIDS prevention programs   States propose cuts to HIV/AIDS prevention programs
Date: 2011-01-14 11:50:16
Given the fact that HIV/AIDS rates are continuing to increase, the importance of HIV testing has never been greater. However, due to budgetary concerns, some local and state governments are considering slashing funding for disease prevention programs.... Full Story

HIV testing initiatives in UK may be more effective   HIV testing initiatives in UK may be more effective
Date: 2011-01-12 09:30:07
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues its push to increase HIV testing rates across the country, officials may do well to look to efforts from across the pond.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels connected to increased diabetes risk in those with HIV  Low vitamin D levels connected to increased diabetes risk in those with HIV
Date: 2011-01-10 16:57:56
In addition to the range of health problems experienced by those with HIV, a new study has shown that those who have low levels of vitamin D may also be more likely to develop diabetes.... Full Story

Many hepatitis C patients also have HIV   Many hepatitis C patients also have HIV
Date: 2011-01-06 08:58:50
Individuals who have hepatitis C (HCV) may benefit from HIV testing as well, as many of those with the infection also have the potentially deadly STD.... Full Story

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