Tag Archives: Testing

National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2020

Saturday, April 18, marks National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) 2020. The University of California, San Francisco’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (Trans CoE) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch the awareness day, but as of last year, the transgender health center no longer leads the effort (though its… Read More »

Iceland coronavirus testing shows half who test positive show no symptoms

Coronavirus testing in Iceland determined that half of the citizens who tested positive showed no symptoms. Iceland has tested 10% of its population for the coronavirus, more than any other country, and the data reveals that roughly half of those who tested positive aren’t showing any symptoms, which is double the Centers for Disease Control’s… Read More »

Indonesian president wants coronavirus testing to be ramped up

FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo attends an ASEAN leaders summit with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in Bangkok, Thailand November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia needs to immediately widen its testing for coronavirus to ensure detection of more infections, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday. “I ask that the… Read More »

Drug-resistance or viral load testing required before switch to dolutegravir in Togo

Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral treatment (ART) in combination with an NRTI backbone will not be effective in Togo, due to high levels of resistance to the NRTI class of drugs, according to a study presented by Professor Mounerou Salou of the Laboratoire Biolim in Togo at the recent 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)… Read More »

Testing reveals PFOA chemicals in US food supply

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. The chemicals are also used in firefighting foam. One type, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is commonly found in older nonstick cookware. PFOA and its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems, including… Read More »