HIV Antibody Tests

Sexual ID Disclosure Tied to Better Care For Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men

March 11, 2016

For rural men who have sex with men, disclosure of sexual identity is associated with increased uptake of HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations

Low HIV Testing Rates may Mean 50% of Those Infected are Unaware

January 20, 2016

An estimated 50 percent of young Americans infected with HIV don't know they have it, according to research published online in Pediatrics.

AAP: Screen All Children for Cholesterol, Depression, HIV

December 08, 2015

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.

Low Rates of HIV Testing in Gay and Bisexual Youth

August 26, 2015

Gay and bisexual adolescent boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than their older counterparts, researchers report.

CDC: Recent HIV Testing Up in Teens, Younger Adults

June 03, 2015

Nearly one-fifth of teens and younger adults in the United States have been tested recently for HIV, federal health officials reported.

FDA Expands HIV Antibody Test to Detect HIV-2

By February 24, 2015

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).

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results

February 11, 2014

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.

Rates of Undiagnosed HIV Low in State Prison Entrants

November 27, 2013

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 Test Now Available

October 29, 2013

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.

Counseling + Rapid HIV Test Has No Effect on STI Incidence

October 23, 2013

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.

FDA Approves First HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Diagnostic Test

August 08, 2013

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.

Group Recommends HIV Screening for Everyone Age 15 to 65

April 30, 2013

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.

HIV Self-Testing Strategies Highly Acceptable

April 04, 2013

Self-testing for HIV, either supervised or unsupervised, is highly accepted and preferred over facility-based testing.

Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting

March 06, 2013

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

Roche's HIV Viral Load Test Now Available

October 03, 2012

Roche announced that the COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Test v2.0 is now available.