The kits, which promise 99.9 per cent accuracy and results within four minutes, are now available in pharmacies due to the recent lifting of the ban on pharmacies to sell these DIY tests.
Read full article [ close ] Medical advancements have made it easier for HIV-positive people to live long, healthy and sexually active lives while not infecting others.
Some revelations can be as small as learning that your partner had a sixth finger as a child.
But, others can mean finding out something more serious, like learning that your partner has human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV.
Read full article [ close ] One out of every two black men who have sex with men, and one in four Hispanic men who have sex with men, will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their lives if diagnosis rates remain the same, a new analysis released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
For white men who have sex with men, the rate will be one in 11 people, the CDC said.
Read full article [ close ] Two years in, the Get Tested Coachella Valley effort continues to see higher rates of positive HIV diagnoses than what's typically considered cost efficient in public health circles.
Overall, for the average American, the odds of an HIV infection is 1 in 99 and has been declining.
Still, the lack of resources at HIV clinics geared towards people of color is sabotaging efforts to block transmission among African Americans.
Read full article [ close ] After decades of advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness in the Black community, Debra Fraser-Howze is still concerned about the rate of transmission and access to medical resources for today's African Americans.
If anonymous testing is a priority, there are also a number of options so that one can avoid having to ask their family doctor.
Read full article [ close ] UR Medicine's Eastman Institute for Oral Health has received a grant from New York State to use a rapid screening test for HIV in three of its clinics, based on the success of its smaller pilot program in 2013.