Articles tagged with: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

published: July, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, General Health, Health, International , Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors

Are people who self-test for HIV less likely to engage with the support and treatment services they need? From AIDSmap, Roger Pebody reports on a US study that suggests not.

Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

Data from the partner services programme in New York City suggests that gay men who have previously used an HIV self-test tend to seek confirmatory testing without delay, according to an article published online ahead of print in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The study also highlights socio-demographic differences between those using self-tests and other people with new HIV diagnoses, suggesting that the price of the kit discourages its use by those with lower incomes. One of the mai

First U.S. Public Health official endorses “negligible risk” when undetectable

published: August, 18, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Health, International , Legal, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Prevention Access Campaign: New York City Health Official Joins Global Leaders in Signing a Consensus Statement on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic’s Most Groundbreaking Development in the Last Twenty Years

First U.S. Public Health official endorses “negligible risk” when undetectable

August 10, 2016: HIV/AIDS experts from the U.S., Australia, Denmark and Switzerland--including Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Health Department -- endorsed a consensus statement concluding “negligible risk” of HIV transmission from a person with HIV who is on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and has had a consistently undetectable viral load for six months and beyond. Dr. Daskalakis is the first U.S. public health official to endo