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6 04, 2015

April is National STD Awareness Month

By |April 6th, 2015|HIV Testing, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|Comments Off on April is National STD Awareness Month

April is STD (sexually transmitted diseases) awareness month. STDs are a major public health issue in the United States. This month-long observance is an opportunity to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs and the importance of preventing, testing, and treating STDs. HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhoea are the most common STDs. The Centers [...]

10 03, 2015

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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According to the Office on Women's Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), about one in four people living with HIV are women, and about 217,000 women - 80% of whom are of childbearing age (15 to 44) - are HIV-positive. Every year starting 2006, March 10 has been observed as [...]

24 09, 2014

Patients Ready to Undergo HIV Testing in Dental Settings, Finds Study

By |September 24th, 2014|HIV Testing, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|Comments Off on Patients Ready to Undergo HIV Testing in Dental Settings, Finds Study

Several studies have reported that more than 20% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their viral infection. The Centers for Disease Control Routine and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV testing should be routinely done for all people ages 13-64, yet surveys show that up to 16% of those infected with HIV [...]