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January 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for January 2019. This roundup includes...
More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined

CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

78 percent of partners identified were notified of potential exposure; 47 percent were tested for HIV
Among deceased organ donors

CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise

Increased-risk donors significantly more likely to have positive HBV, HCV screening results

December 2018 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for December 2018. This roundup includes...
Partner-delivered HIV self-testing with financial incentives or reminders can increase the odds of male partners being linked to care or prevention

Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care

HIVST and reminder phone calls or financial incentives increase HIV testing, care

November 2018 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for November 2018. This roundup includes...
Three-quarters of patients living with HIV worldwide know their infection status

More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status

However, millions of people still do not know their status and do not have a suppressed viral load
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening for individuals aged 15 to 65 years

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

Screening recommended for those ages 15 to 65 years, including pregnant women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening for individuals aged 15 to 65 years

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

Screening recommended for those ages 15 to 65 years, including pregnant women
The risk for sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains viral suppression

HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance

No transmissions with antiretroviral tx, viral load of less than 200 copies/mL four to six months apart