Medical News Today: What is a 4th generation HIV test?

Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here.
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AbstractBackgroundCurrent imaging modalities enable early diagnosis of a large number of small acoustic neuromas in patients with well-preserved hearing, whose best management is still a debatable matter.MethodsComparing the hearing outcome of the various therapeutical approaches, including observation, radiosurgery, or resective surgery, is not easy because of the numerous classifications measuring hearing in different ways. In this review, a literature review was performed and papers selected dealing with small tumors, short- and long-term hearing, tumor control or radical resection, and effect of pre-treatment hearing a...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractWe studied the motivations behind supply and demand of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the illicit street markets of the metropolitan statistical area of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Roswell, Georgia. We found that these two market actions were largely interdependent: 39.53% of participants said that they sold their ARVs to pay for personal needs, and 20.93% said that they bought ARVs because they had previously sold them to pay for personal needs. The pattern that emerged suggests that illicit street markets have become mechanisms through which HIV patients cooperate to achieve competing goals: cover personal needs ...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractTo assess facilitators and barriers to retention in care for adolescents living with HIV, we conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with adolescents ages 13 to 24  years who were living with HIV and being cared for in either an adolescent-friendly or standard government-supported clinic in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We used inductive content analysis approach based on grounded theory derived from reviewing, coding, and interpreting data. We interviewed 28 adolescents living with HIV (16 in the adolescent clinic and 12 from the pediatric clinic) and 14 of their caregivers. Barriers to retention in car...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion: The BSS-ped is a valid procedure for measuring the severity of acute bronchitis in children. PMID: 30505368 [PubMed]
Source: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Open Respir Med J Source Type: research
Experts accused Michel Sidib é , the agency ’ s chief, of having an autocratic style leading to “ ethical blindness ” on harassment and the abuse of power.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome UNAIDS United Nations Sexual Harassment #MeToo Movement Ethics and Official Misconduct Michel Sidibe Source Type: news
Machine-learned models provided substantial gains in model sensitivity with slight loss of specificity.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Speech Recognition Technology Source Type: news
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Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The number of poor Americans with HIV/AIDS is a "disgrace", the singer said
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has launched the fourth Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP- IV) that will be implemented between 2018/19-2020/23.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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