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Determine Your Status

Posted on January 15, 2015 by in Noteworthy

Determine Your Status Access to the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test, a fourth-generation rapid test, has expanded thanks to the FDA’s granting of a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Waiver. In August 2013, the test was approved for sale in the U.S. to health facilities and labs that are licensed to conduct tests of [...]

Just*in Time: November 2014

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, Let me ask you something—maybe you can put this in a blog or something…. [Here’s what I want to say to someone I am seeing:] “I link you to [health] services and push you to go, so that you can know your HIV status and get screened for [...]

Got Twenty Minutes? Get Tested.

Posted on June 27, 2014 by in Features

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Cascade AIDS Project created this PSA to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested, knowing your status and helping end AIDS.

Africa Goal 2014

Posted on June 11, 2014 by in Features

Know the Score Uniting a Love of Soccer and HIV Education, Africa Goal Explains Why “Zero” Is the Score It Is Shooting For by Chael Needle Photos courtesy Africa Goal They call it “the beautiful game” because of its simplicity. According to FIFA World Cup commentator and writer Jamie Trecker, soccer (or, football, as it [...]

Just*in Time: March 2014

Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Hello Justin, I have seen your Web site and it looks like you are a knowledgeable person about HIV and HIV prevention. I had a possible exposure with another male; I was the bottom partner and condoms were used, but it was my first experience so I immediately got scared. Anyway, I went and got [...]

The Messenger

Posted on March 10, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Essay by Amy Peters It was 1994. I was a nineteen-year-old college sophomore in Florida; I was also a member of the local ACT UP chapter, and freshly certified by the Red Cross as a pre- and post-HIV test counselor. This was in the days when HIV tests were done by blood draw, and you [...]

HIV Equal

Posted on February 19, 2014 by in Features

Status: Equal A New Campaign, HIV Equal, Seeks to Increase Testing and Move the Dialogue Beyond Positive & Negative by Angela Leroux-Lindsey Photos by Thomas Evans Prediction: 2014 is going to be the year of magenta. Facebook and Twitter and Instagram feeds will be colored ecstatic pink, and everywhere, “status” will be reclaimed: Advocate. Congressman. [...]

Just*in Time: December 2013

Posted on December 27, 2013 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Hey Justin, I was date raped and I had experienced what is called oral thrush. I got tested for HIV when I had thrush and the test came out negative. I think it’s a rare strain of thrush. I can’t get diagnosed with HIV, and I’m very depressed and don’t know how often to check [...]

Just*in Time: June 2012

Posted on June 25, 2012 by in Columns, Just*in Time, Noteworthy

Justin, You probably get messages like this a lot, but I’m a little worried. I had unprotected sex about six to seven months ago. I was a virgin and he was, too. He claimed he was “clean” and everything, but my state of mind wasn’t really all that good afterwards. Anyway, I am worried I [...]

Testing Without Treatment

Posted on May 29, 2012 by in Columns, Left Field

Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Increased access to testing will mean little unless access to medication keeps pace. On April 19, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-35) launched another try in the House with her Routine HIV Screening Coverage Act, under the new moniker HR 4470. It went immediately to committee—as had her two previous versions [...]