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Rapid HIV Test Approved For the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first “rapid” HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. The “Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo” test has been approved as an aid for the detection of HIV-1 and HIV-2, but is not intended to screen out blood donors. The test was designed as a …

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HIV Test Technology Could Lead To Early Detection

HIV testing has long been a tedious thing for doctors and scientists, who generally use saliva tests which only detect the virus in its later stages. But now, a new method has been developed which could revolutionize the way testing is done in third-world countries, because it is simple to use, requires no expensive equipment, and is ten times more …

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HIV Test For Babies Tested For Developing Nations

A clinical trial of a new HIV drug test could improve the lives of both mothers and children in developing nations. The test delivers results in under one hour – far faster than conventional tests – and researchers hope it will increase the rate at which HIV positive infants are diagnosed and treated. The pending trial was announced this week …

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HIV Tests to Become More Routine

A recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is expected to suggest that HIV screenings become routine. The USPSTF is an independent panel of physicians who are experts in preventive medicine. The task force uses evidence-based medicine to make recommendations about preventive services to primary care physicians. A Reuters report cites anonymous health officials close to the panel …

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HIV Test: Over-the-Counter Version Approved by the FDA

An HIV test approved for home use by the FDA is scheduled to become available to the American population this October, according to CBS News. OraQuick, which will be available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and various online pharmacies, should run consumers no more than $60, though health professionals will be able to secure a test for roughly $17.50. “The availability …

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WR Tweets HIV Results: STD Free and Proud of It

WR tweets HIV results to the world, and everyone wonders why, exactly, someone would want to share that sort of personal information with their followers. Unless someone in your friends list is a potential partner somewhere down the line, I think most of them could have lived their entire lives knowing that you don’t have HIV or hepatitis. In my …

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