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HIV Testing

Too Little, Too Late?

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

HIV Testing: Too Little, Too Late? (3/30/2005)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many people with HIV are unaware of their infection?
  2. What happens when an HIV diagnosis is made too late?
  3. What is our current approach to HIV testing?
  4. How does one's knowledge of his/her HIV status usually affect his/her behavior?
  5. How does expanded HIV testing compare to commonly used screening interventions for chronic conditions such as colorectal cancer, hypertension and diabetes?

Related Links

Rapid HIV Testing (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions of the rapid HIV tests approved by the FDA and how the tests can be implemented in different settings

Getting Tested (National HIV Testing Resources (CDC)
Answers to frequently asked questions about getting tested for HIV.

Routine HIV testing urged for nearly all Americans (MSNBC)
Experts say that early detection would cut rate of infection.

HIV Therapy: What is HAART? (Chicago Sun Times)
A simple explanation of how vaccines work to prevent the spread of disease.

Who's at Risk? (Web MD)
Risk factors for HIV infection

Expanding HIV Testing (National Insititute on Drug Abuse)
Benefits of voluntary HIV testing would slow the spread of HIV and extend the survival of many.

Links updated: 23 January 2009
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