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A laboratory technician processes samples for testing COVID-19 at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP via Getty Images

How pooled testing can increase access to essential laboratory tests in Africa

Pooled testing, or group testing, has been used to diagnose relatively rare conditions, such as infection in blood donors. It could be used for universal early infant diagnosis and viral load testing.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/flickr

Should you be tested for HIV? Why June 27 is a good day to do it

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen has said our immigration policies are antiquated and need to be reformed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

It’s time to stop linking ‘loose morals’ to immigrants with HIV

Immigration Minister Hussen has said Canada's immigration policies are antiquated. There are more directives governing HIV infection than any other health condition in the immigration system.
Antiretroviral treatment prevents the virus from multiplying and prolongs the lives of HIV positive people. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenya’s HIV progress report: good progress, but also big gaps

HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.

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