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Now that HIV testing is universally mandated, what are the best ways to reach into a community to find those who remain untested? The head of a study designed to test two approaches tells why either of them is better than the status quo.

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By putting HIV care and other medical care services under one roof, Montefiore Medical Center by far exceeds national success standards.

Having insurance encourages people to use health care services. Thus the inception of "Obamacare" is likely to have a dramatic impact HIV/AIDS in the US, increasing quick diagnosis and early treatment, and perhaps even heralding the first HIV-free generation.

John A. Romley PhD

(AUDIO) How many lives have been saved due to early treatment of HIV infection, and what is the impact on society? An economist who has helped to answer these questions also ponders the deeper implications of the new information about progress against HIV.

A Columbus OH clinic specializing in the care of families affected by HIV has achieved remarkable success by becoming something more than just a medical care provider to its clients.

The bulk of the discussion about HIV focuses on men, yet women are less likely to be tested or receive adequate care. Why is this so, and what can be done?

HIV-positive status no longer equates with emaciation. In fact, if anything, patients are more likely to be over- than under-weight, and this can affect the success of their treatments. Here, some guidance for clinicians on how to address the issue.

Depression is common among HIV-positive patients, and clearly affects adherence. Treating depression improves adherence, but is also justified in its own right as improperly treated depression can be as devastating as inadequately treated AIDS.

  • Sandra McCoy PhD

    (AUDIO) Now that HIV testing is universally mandated, what are the best ways to reach into a community to find those who remain untested? In this brief recorded interview, the head of a study designed to test two approaches describes why either one is better than the status quo.

  • (AUDIO) In a brief podcast, the director of the University of North Carolina infectious diseases center ponders the implications of new HIV strains that lead to AIDS symptoms significantly faster than in the past. To him, the response is obvious. What troubles him is that not everyone seems to sense the urgency

  • (AUDIO) The past year has been revolutionary for HIV-positive patients, both in medical care and in policy. And more is in store for the coming year, according to Dr. Michael Horberg of Kaiser Permanente. Listen as the immediate past president of the HIV Medicine Association briefly reviews events of 2013 and forecasts 2014.

  • (AUDIO) Now that guidelines mandate testing all adults for HIV status, what are the best ways to convey the results of this important but often sensitive test? Listen as the co-director of Emory University's Center for AIDS Research offers insights for effective communication on this topic.

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