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Making the most of a new HIV testing technology

There are a lot of new test technologies in the pipeline: both new types of tests in the works, such as rapid syphilis tests or point-of-care HIV viral load testing, and new ways to use existing tests, such as self-testing or online...

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Making sense of HIV window periods

Testing for HIV can create anxiety for many individuals, especially those who want to know as soon as possible whether or not they are HIV positive.

There are a variety of tests that are used to detect HIV; some test for...

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Upcoming webinar: Implementing the "early" HIV test in Vancouver

On Tuesday, March 1st (10:00 AM PST), Drs. Mark Gilbert and Daniel Grace will give a webinar on "Implementing the 'early' HIV test in Vancouver: from acute diagnosis to undetectable identity".

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Journal Club: Do text message reminders help youth and young adults with Chlamydia trachomatis to improve retesting and to decrease reinfection rates?

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Kampman CJG, Koedijk FDH, Driessen-Hulshof HCM, et al. Retesting young STI clinic visitors with urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Netherlands; response to a text message reminder and...

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BC trends in HIV for 2014 and AIDS for 2013

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In 2014, the rate of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia was 5.6 (261 cases) per 100,000 population, a slight decrease from 5.8 (267 cases) in 2013.

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