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30 Years Lecture Series: The Evolution of HIV Testing: Then, Now and Beyond
Increased HIV Testing December 1, 2010 is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV and AIDS. This year’s theme “Building on Success” draws focus on the successes we’ve made to date in the fight against HIV, such as increased testing and linkage to treatment.
It Helps to Know
About one fourth of the one million U.S.
residents currently living with HIV are
unaware of their HIV infection. A
recently published study which looked at
routinely offering rapid HIV testing to
persons seeking care in hospital
emergency departments concluded that all
health care facilities (i.e., emergency
departments, primary care clinics,
community clinics, hospitals in-patient
facilities, and urgent care clinics)
should offer HIV testing services to
A Message from HHS Secretary and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty View
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty released a message regarding the importance
of HIV Testing Day.
Rapid HIV Testing World AIDS Day acknowledges its 20th
anniversary this year, as the worldwide
event strives to increase awareness and
education about HIV and AIDS. In this
broadcast, Kevin Fenton, who directs
HIV/AIDS activities for CDC, discusses
the implications and benefits of rapid
HIV testing in community settings.
Revised Recommendations for HIV
Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and
Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings The objectives of these recommendations
are to increase HIV screening of
patients, including pregnant women, in
health-care settings; foster earlier
detection of HIV infection; identify and
counsel persons with unrecognized HIV
infection and link them to clinical and
prevention services; and further reduce
perinatal transmission of HIV in the
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