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Regular HIV testing may be key to preventing the infection's spread
Date: 2011-05-26 11:17:26
Studies have shown that when a person with HIV is treated at an early stage, their viral load does not rise. This means that they are less likely to spread their infection to other people. However, due to the fact that many people who have the disease have not sought HIV testing and are unaware of their infection, they are not receiving this treatment.... Full Story

New study recommends more HIV testing in prisons
Date: 2011-05-20 11:25:48
Rates of sexually transmitted disease are particularly high among prison populations. Consequently, when an inmate is released they may spread their infections to the general population. For these reasons, experts are urging prison systems to institute rigorous HIV testing programs to limit the occurrence of the disease.... Full Story

Early HIV treatment may stop the spread of the disease
Date: 2011-05-16 11:25:52
Starting individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus on antiretroviral therapies early on may help reduce the spread of the disease and limit the number of new individuals who receive positive HIV tests, according to a new study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.... Full Story

Researchers develop possible vaccine against HIV
Date: 2011-05-13 11:04:54
Positive HIV tests may soon become a thing of the past, as researchers from the Oregon Health and Sciences University report that they have a developed a vaccine for the virus that has shown promising results in laboratory monkeys.... Full Story

Most states have favorable HIV testing laws, study finds
Date: 2011-05-12 11:39:53
State laws regarding HIV testing are increasingly catching up to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Free and inexpensive HIV testing increases screening rates among young people
Date: 2011-05-10 11:44:51
By providing free or low-cost HIV testing to teenagers and young adults, public health agencies may be able to increase rates of screening among this age group, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.... Full Story

Pennsylvania ease requirements for HIV testing
Date: 2011-05-03 11:27:17
Residents of Pennsylvania may soon find it easier to access HIV testing, as state lawmakers recently voted to eliminate many of the hurdles that patients formerly had to cross in order get themselves screened.... Full Story

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