Topics :: HIV testing

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.

Fourth Generation of HIV Testing Allows Earlier Detection

By Christiana Lilly | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Thanks to advances in HIV testing, labs can detect the disease in a person's blood up to two weeks earlier than before.

Girl Hoped to Have Been Cured of HIV has Relapsed

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV - and therefore is not cured.

Missed Nat’l HIV Testing Day? Get Tested Anyway

By Denise Royal | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Last Friday was National HIV Testing Day, but even if you missed it, or forgot, or didn’t even know about it, don’t worry because getting tested is important every day. This year’s annual theme is "Take the Test, Take Control."

Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic

Monday Jun 30, 2014
New York state has a plan to end its three-decade HIV epidemic by the year 2020.

Across the U.S., June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and across the nation, AIDS service organizations, LGBT groups and even local drugstores are holding events to promote people getting tested and knowing their serostatus.

Ross Mathews, SF’s Grand Marshal, Says Get Tested for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Talk show host Ross Mathews, who just finished wrapping season two of "Hello Ross!" is honored this week to serve as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and to promote HIV testing with OraQuick.

With STDs on the Rise, Men Need Regular Sexual Health Checkups

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 16, 2014
June is Men’s Health Month, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America is encouraging men of all ages to take charge of their sexual health by getting regular checkups and, if they are sexually active, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

’Drag Race’s’ Jinkx Monsoon’s New Role as Spokesperson for At-Home HIV Test

By Denise Royal | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
Jinkx Monsoon is one busy drag queen! She’s a spokesperson for the at-home HIV test OraQuick, has just released a new album, is a working actress and just wrapped up appearances on "RuPaul’s Drag Race." She won Season 5.

Philly Fight’s 20th Anniversary of AIDS Education Month

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
As Pride month hits Philadelphia, the AIDS Service organization Philadelphia FIGHT celebrates their 20th anniversary of their AIDS Education Month with a roster of free events through June 29.