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Everyone Aged 15 To 65 Should Receive HIV Testing, New Guidelines Say

Clinicians are now recommended to screen all patients aged 15 to 65, and other teens or older adults who are at an elevated risk for HIV infection, according to new guidelines released today. The guidelines were part of the final recommendation statement on screening for HIV by the U.S…
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HIV Testing At Home In Africa Is Highly Acceptable

Many people in sub-Saharan Africa are accepting voluntary counseling and testing for HIV at home, showing the potential this method has of dramatically increasing awareness of HIV status among people who are undiagnosed. The finding came from a study conducted by international researchers and was published in PLOS Medicine this week…
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Self-HPV Testing Could Be An Effective Cervical Cancer Screening Method

A study published January 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , has found that self-HPV (human papillomavirus) testing, in low-resource settings, may be a more effective way to screen for cervical cancer than liquid-based cytology (LBC) and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA). Cervical cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers found in women…
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HPV DNA Testing Advised For Females Over 30

HPV DNA testing is better than cytology alone in preventing cervical cancer or detecting it early on for women over thirty, researchers reported in The Lancet Oncology. The authors explained, after reporting on the POBASCAM trial, that they now have compelling evidence in favour of routine HPV testing in national screening programs…
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