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Why Being Tested For HIV Is So Important

2009-06-29 12:06

Every 9 ½ minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. In Virginia, the State Department of Health reports that one out of every 370 Virginians has the virus. Based on CDCnational estimates that 21 percent of those who are infected with HIV/AIDS are unaware of that, VDH estimates that 5,500 Virginias do not know that they are infected with HIV/AIDS.

The health department urges all Virginians between the ages of 13 and 64 to be tested for HIV, in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines.

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HIV Sanctuary Cell Treatment Signals Possible Cure

2009-06-27 09:26

Scientists have found a new way to fight - and possibly eradicate - HIV, according to a study released Sunday by a team of Canadian and American researchers. The new "weapon" will combine antiretroviral therapy, which is the current treatment for HIV/AIDS, with a new one the researchers are calling an intelligent targeted chemotherapy.

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Canadians Warned Not To Use Clean Testing HIV Test Kit

2009-06-25 10:36

Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit, or any HIV home test kits, as these are unlicensed medical devices and may provide false test results.

The Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit, available online at cleantesting.com, is promoted as a self-test kit to determine whether an individual has been infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This kit is unlicensed and has not been evaluated by Health Canada for safety and effectiveness. Inaccurate test results may fail to indicate HIV in an infected individual, or indicate HIV when none is present.

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Montreal Researchers Find Hope For HIV, AIDS Treatment

2009-06-25 10:24

Canadian and U.S. researchers think they have achieved an important breakthrough in the fight for finding treatment for HIV / AIDS. According to the study led by Dr. Rafick-Pierre Sékaly of the University of Montreal, whose findings were published in the journal Nature Medicine, the combination of triple therapy with chemotherapy could be targeted to entirely eliminate HIV / AIDS. Currently, only viruses that circulate in the body respond to the therapy, while those that are hidden in the cells of the immune system remain untouchable.

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NYC Reports 28% Increase In HIV Testing

2009-06-24 10:57

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of “The Bronx Knows,” a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago. During the event, Dr. Monica Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner for HIV/AIDS, will announce that participating clinics, hospitals and community organizations have increased HIV testing by approximately 28% since the initiative began.

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Warning Issued For Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit

2009-06-22 14:39

Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit, or any HIV home test kits, as these are unlicensed medical devices and may provide false test results.

The Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit, available online at cleantesting.com, is promoted as a self-test kit to determine whether an individual has been infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This kit is unlicensed and has not been evaluated by Health Canada for safety and effectiveness. Inaccurate test results may fail to indicate HIV in an infected individual, or indicate HIV when none is present.

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National HIV Testing Day is June 27th

2009-06-22 11:13

This year more than 100 mayors throughout the United States will be actively participating in the national HIV testing day (NHTD), helping to get the word out. In addition, the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) and a private sector partner will distribute 10,000 complimentary rapid oral HIV tests to the cities participating in the Mayors Campaign Against AIDS.

You are encouraged to be tested if you participate in any of these behaviors:

* Have injected drugs or steroids or shared equipment (such as needles, syringes, works) with others

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AIDS Council Urges To 'KNOWIT' On HIV Test Day

2009-06-19 12:49

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is proud to support the 2008 National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Held annually on June 27, the event was launched in 1995 by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of knowing one's HIV status and to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing.

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June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

2009-06-19 11:53

National HIV Testing Day has become an annual event, held every year on June 27th, which is meant to raise awareness of the importance of knowing one’s HIV status and encourage at-risk individuals to get tested for HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 1 million Americans are living with HIV and one quarter of those people are unaware of their infection. Being tested for HIV will enable those people with HIV to take important steps to protect their own health and that of their partners.

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Volusia County Offers Free Rapid HIV Testing

2009-06-15 13:34

The Volusia County Health Department (VCHD) is offering free rapid HIV testing at its clinic locations for National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 26th.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 250,000 of the one million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States are unaware of their HIV status.

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