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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.

By Tim Murphy

HIV Testing: A Portal for Treatment and Prevention

As we observe National HIV Testing Day, "it's important to look at ways to leverage HIV testing, whatever the result, to link more people to the services they need," writes Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC.

By Mitchell Warren

Community Reactions on National HIV Testing Day 2017

Today is National HIV Testing Day -- a day when we emphasize the importance of knowing your HIV status. Knowing your status so you can act on it is part of why HIV testing remains important to this day.

By Warren Tong and Ken Stockwell

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.

By Amanda Phi, M.P.H. and Paul Santos, M.P.H., C.H.E.S. for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Want Youth Testing for HIV? Tackle Confidentiality Concerns, Offer Full Services

Experts say the challenges in getting young people to test for HIV include their fears that parents might find out, as well as beliefs that they are not at risk for HIV and a lack of sexual health knowledge.

By Barbara Jungwirth

CDC Statement on National HIV Testing Day

On June 27, HIV testing events will be occurring around the country. "By working to increase the number of persons who are aware of their HIV status, we will be one step closer to our goal of an AIDS-free generation," write Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., ...

By Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H. and Eugene McCray, M.D. for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HIV Research Takeaway: Does Low-Level Viremia Spell Doom for Your Antiretroviral Regimen?

Super-sensitive HIV tests are great, but what does it mean when they find that someone has a really low level of virus -- say, 150 copies or 50 copies?

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.

More Americans Know Their HIV Status, but Some States Still Straggling, Says CDC

According to the CDC, about 87% of people in the U.S. know their HIV status. Efforts are still underway to get us to our 90% nationwide goal.

By Josh Kruger

Michigan's LGBT Newspaper, AIDS Service Organizations Launch New HIV Prevention and Testing Site

LANSING, Mich. -- In honor of National HIV Testing Day (June 27, 2014) Between the Lines -- Michigan's LGBT weekly newspaper -- and several nonprofit groups working to fight the HIV epidemic in Michigan have launched a new social media and web camp...

By Between the Lines