HIV Antibody Tests
For rural men who have sex with men, disclosure of sexual identity is associated with increased uptake of HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations
An estimated 50 percent of young Americans infected with HIV don't know they have it, according to research published online in Pediatrics.
All children should be screened for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV, with some tests starting as early as age 9, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics published online December 7 in Pediatrics.
Nearly one-fifth of teens and younger adults in the United States have been tested recently for HIV, federal health officials reported.
bioLytical Laboratories announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its INSTI HIV Antibody Test for the detection of antibodies to HIV type 2 (HIV-2).
In a final rule relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a patient or their personal representative can access their completed test reports directly from the laboratory.
HIV testing of individuals entering prison identifies low numbers of HIV-positive people not previously known to the health department.
Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo, the first rapid point-of-care test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen, has been made available by Alere Inc.
Brief HIV risk-reduction counseling given at the time of a rapid HIV test does not reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections six months later.
The first rapid HIV test for the detection of antigen and antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 has been approved by the FDA.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all 15-65 year olds, younger and older at-risk individuals, and all pregnant women for HIV.
Primary care practitioners (PCPs) using electronic health records (EHRs) are susceptible to information overload and feel that the EHR notification system makes it possible to miss test results