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FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1…

Secretary Sebelius Discusses the Importance of the Affordable Care Act in Responding to HIV/AIDS

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In a new video, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses some of the ways the Affordable Care Act is supporting people at risk for or living with HIV. She has previously observed that the law is “one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of our fight against HIV/AIDS.”…

Take the Test and Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

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Take control of your health and observe the nineteenth annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) by taking an HIV test.  The 2013 NHTD theme, “Take the Test and Take Control,” promotes the importance of HIV testing in detecting, treating, and preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.  CDC reported that, since the mid-1990’s, the number of…

Advances in HIV Testing

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Today is the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). HIV testing is the first critical step to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States, and testing and linkage to care continue to be the mainstay of our prevention efforts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV testing is the only way…

Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

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Today is National HIV Testing Day, when we encourage people across the United States to get tested.  Early detection and treatment for HIV saves lives, and yet over half of adults in the United States have never been tested. Nearly one in five people living with HIV in this country doesn’t know his or her…

New NHTD Video from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

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The AIDS.gov team thanks Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), for working with us on a video message to promote HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). In the video, Dr. Colfax stresses the availability of effective treatment for HIV and explains the need for people…

ADA.gov: National HIV Testing Day is June 27

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day dedicated to encouraging people to get tested for HIV. An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV, and approximately 18% do not know they have the virus. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice urges people to find a National…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement recognizing the 19th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). We are grateful to the Secretary, who also worked with the AIDS.gov team to record two video public service announcements promoting NHTD.  The first video gives general information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.: The second…