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New York State May Soon Finally Eliminate Explicit Consent From HIV Testing in Care Settings

"It appears that most of the HIV advocacy community in New York City and the state at large now agree that the current law still obstructs testing for health providers," Tim Murphy writes.

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New York Knows How to End the Epidemic

New York Knows, the largest HIV testing initiative in the nation, aims to help all city residents learn their HIV status and facilitate access to the city's HIV care and prevention services.

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New York: Free STD Screenings Available in April

In recognition of April's designation as STD Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County is offering free STD screenings. No appointment is necessary for the tests, which will be administered in Planned Parenthood's blue van parked outside i...

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Today Is World AIDS Day

Thirty years into the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, we commemorate the work we've done, the people we've lost, the successes and the challenges ahead of us as we continue to fight HIV and its affects on our communities and our world.

This year's theme, Getting...

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New York: HIV Testing Center Opens in Chelsea

Though it has been operating for two months, Gay Men's Health Crisis' (GMHC) HIV testing center in Chelsea marked its grand opening on Sept. 27.

"Our presence here is no accident -- HIV rates in Chelsea have long been disproportionately high," said ...

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New York: Van to Provide Mobile HIV, STD Testing in North Country

Thanks to a new van, AIDS Community Resources is expanding the reach of its mobile HIV testing program to Jefferson County. ACR already has mobile units in Utica and Syracuse; Jefferson is reportedly seeing a growth in methamphetamine production, sal...

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New HIV Testing Practices Will Improve Screening and Early Diagnosis

A state law that took effect this month will make HIV testing more accessible and improve the linkage of HIV-positive people to care and treatment, health officials say. An estimated 20 percent of state residents with HIV do not know they are infecte...

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New York: Free HIV Testing at Weeks School

The annual "Summer Sizzler" community HIV testing event will take place Monday at Edwin E. Weeks Middle School, 710 Hawley Ave. in Syracuse. Free, rapid-result HIV testing will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; no appointment is necessary. For more ...

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The Bronx Knows

When most people think of the Bronx, they think of the New York Yankees, hip-hop music and the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. But New York City's northernmost borough is now famous for another reason: It is home to one of the nation's...

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New York: Campaign to Get Staten Islanders Tested for HIV

To advance its goal of reaching the 56 percent of residents who have never been tested for HIV, the Staten Island Ryan White HIV CARE Network is distributing "Status Check" postcards with information on free testing locations.

"Staten Island may hav...