The consolidated World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on HIV testing services (HTS), published in July, recommend standardised HTS for correct diagnosis. David Rowlands examines the document, with particular regard to HIV testing in the UK.
UCLA student Derek S. Hernandez tells us of events that are happening around LA for World AIDS Day 2013, and asks what each of us can do to stop the global HIV–AIDS pandemic.
Yesterday the World Health Organization said that treatment for people living with HIV should start when CD4 count is 500 per cubic millimetre or less. Previously, it was when the count was 350 or less. The announcement came on the opening day of the International AIDS Society 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. The new recommendations … Continue reading Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests
David Ferguson writes on Raw Story that Circumcision reduces HIV risk by changing penis ‘biome’, says study. Before I even read this story I was not convinced, I would be interested if anyone has any further information. Another article I found online, written by Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. – More Circumcision Myths You May Believe: Hygiene and STDs – … Continue reading Is this true: “Circumcision prevents HIV/AIDS”?