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Is the “ostrich effect” blocking 1 in 6 people from HIV testing?

Is the “ostrich effect” blocking 1 in 6 people from HIV testing?

, by Emily Land

Fear and anxiety can prevent people from finding out their status. But when it comes to HIV, knowing is the first step toward living well. Read More

15% of people living with HIV in U.S. don’t know their status, new study estimates

15% of people living with HIV in U.S. don’t know their status, new study estimates

, by Emily Land

The percentage of people living with HIV in the U.S. who are undiagnosed is going down—although disparities by state and region of the country remain. Read More

It’s not always HIV

It’s not always HIV

, by Cirrus Wood

A well-meaning friend causes Cirrus to re-think his risk for HIV, and wonder how to handle the quick assumptions that people make about gay men and HIV risk. Read More

HIV testing fees and reaching the uninsured

HIV testing fees and reaching the uninsured

, by Emily Land

The Mississippi State Department of Health will now charge $25 for HIV and STI testing. How will this affect people at risk for or living with HIV? Read More

Routinely offering HIV tests to people in hospitals helps more people get tested, and know their status

Routinely offering HIV tests to people in hospitals helps more people get tested, and know their status

, by Emily Land

The expanded HIV testing protocol increased the percentage of new HIV positive diagnoses in the Bronx health care system by about 3.5-fold. Read More