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Viral suppression in Uganda improved by more viral load tests, done faster

Simple measures to improve the ordering and turnaround of viral load tests in Uganda significantly improved viral suppression after one year, a cluster-randomised trial reported this week at the Eleventh International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science found. Although viral load testing is a well-established procedure in Uganda’s national HIV treatment programme, its uptake could… Read More »

Near point-of-care viral load tests slash waiting times in seven African countries

Near point-of-care (POC) viral load testing reduced the median time of getting results back to people living with HIV from 68 days to six days, when compared to conventional centralised laboratory viral load testing in seven African countries. ‘Near’ POC devices are placed within health facility laboratories throughout the country, as opposed to within clinics… Read More »

Why are COVID antibody tests of questionable relevance being marketed to the public?

It started mid-March with the sensation that I had cut one of my knuckles. Within two weeks, several fingers were swollen like sausages, and my fingertips had developed painful, burning spots. Soon thereafter, my husband noted one red, swollen toe. We are both emergency physicians, but we could not understand what was causing the symptoms,… Read More »

Where are migraine tests

An aura can happen just before or during a migraine. A headache diary can help you identify your headache triggers. Some people have migraines at predictable times, such as before menstruation or on weekends following a stressful week of work. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Acute Therapy: Why Not Over-The-Counter or Other Nonspecific Where… Read More »