CDC Encourages Testing Among Latino Men

In an effort to promote HIV/AIDS testing in minority communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has launched a national campaign to encourage HIV/AIDS testing among gay and bisexual Latino men. The campaign, Reasons/Razones, asks the simple question, “What is your reason for getting an HIV test?” Images of family, friends and partners highlight the advertisements that will appear in print, online and in broadcasts across the country in the next several months. “Latinos are one… Read more

USPSTF Wants Routine HIV Screening

Routine HIV screening – a proposed recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — is likely to remove important barriers that leave about 25% of HIV-positive people unaware they have the virus. In two separate Perspective articles, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts argue that the proposed recommendation has the potential for some far-reaching consequences, including getting more people into care, improving their health, and slowing the rate of transmission of HIV. The task force is suggesting… Read more