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HIV screening in the dental setting in New York State

PLoS One. 2020 Apr 16;15(4):e0231638. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231638. eCollection 2020

Oral Rapid HIV Testing: Implementation experiences of dental hygiene faculty and students.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association | February 2019

Evaluating Point-of-Care HIV Screening in Dental Hygiene Education Settings: Patient, Faculty, and Student Perspectives

J Dent Educ. 2018 Aug;82(8):819-827. doi: 10.21815/JDE.018.076

HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites: United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2014 
Saliva as a diagnostic tool for oral and systemic diseases
J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2016 Jan-Apr
HIV Testing in the United States
Kaiser – June 23, 2015
Australian Dentists’ Perspectives on Rapid HIV Testing (RHT)
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42 Percent of Transgender Women With Valid HIV Test Are HIV+ 

HealthDay | April 19, 2021

Serosorting vs Condom Use: HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex With Men 

Infectious Disease Advisor | April 19, 2021

Arizona lawmakers approve new, stricter sex education laws 

Arizona Daily Star | April 15, 2021

'Would you be shocked if I told you that my boyfriend is HIV negative and we don't wear condoms’ – activist Robbie Lawlor on stigmas and ‘game changer’ medicine | April 11, 2021

Making U=U Foundational in Our Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic

ADAP | March 25, 2021

HIV testing behaviors and willingness to receive oral rapid HIV testing among dental patients in Xi'an, China 

PLoS One. 2021 Mar 25;16(3):e0248585. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248585


NATAP | CROI 2021 March 6-10

Prophylactic Effects of Dolutegravir in Infants With HIV Transmission Risk 

Infectious Disease Advisor | March 4, 2021

HIV Prevention Forward: Choices for the Future blog | March 1, 2021

The performance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody point-of-care tests on oral fluid or whole blood and dried blood spot testing for HCV serology and viral load among individuals at higher risk for HCV in South Africa 

Health Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 11;4(1):e229. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.229. eCollection 2021 Mar.

HIV self-test initiative aims to curb spread of virus in Pennsylvania 

Penn State News | February 26, 2021

Understanding the first signs of HIV and why getting tested regularly is important 

INSIDER | February 19, 2021

Long-acting injectable PrEP: An exciting alternative 

Healio | February 2021

My experience with HIV/AIDS Dapivirine Ring | February 18, 2021

Op-ed: Students should be provided with more information, resources on HIV prevention 

Daily Bruin | February 16, 2021

Best Practices: Interventions for PrEP blog | February 11, 2021

The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cascade in At-Risk Transgender Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States 

LGBT Health. 2021 Feb 9. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2020.0232. Online ahead of print.

HPTN 084: Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Superior to Daily Oral TDF/FTC for HIV PrEP in Cisgender Women

Clinical Care Options | February 4, 2021

Public Attitudes Toward Chairside Screening for Medical Conditions in Dental Settings

Dovepress | February 2, 2021

High incidence of HCV in HIV-negative men who have sex with men using pre-exposure prophylaxis

Journal of Hepatology | VOLUME 72, ISSUE 5, P855-864, MAY 01, 2020

Addressing Systemic Racism Through Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations From the US Preventive Services Task Force

Journal of the American Medical Association | January 25, 2021

Addressing Systemic Racism Through Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations From the US Preventive

Journal of the American Medical Association | January 25, 2021

Most U.S. Health Plans Must Now Cover the Full Cost of PREP, but more than the Medication is needed for HIV Prevention  

Georgetown Law | January 19, 2021

Just4Us: Development of a Counselor-Navigator and Text Message Intervention to Promote PrEP Uptake Among Cisgender Women at Elevated Risk for HIV 

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2021 Jan 6;Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000233.

Saliva in the Diagnosis of COVID-19: A Review and New Research Directions

PubMed | December 2020

Treatment Is More Than Prevention: Perceived Personal and Social Benefits of Undetectable = Untransmittable Messaging Among Sexual Minority Men Living with HIV

NATAP | November 12, 2020

Investigational Injectable Cabotegravir Superior to Oral Standard of Care for Female HIV Prevention

Pharmacy Times | November 10, 2020

HIV and Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

CDC | November 2020

Who does not show up for followup in an HIV PrEP clinic? 

More Education Favors Steady PrEP—Bisexuals, Heterosexuals Need More Support

IDWeek 2020, October 22-25, 2020

One Third in US Stopped PrEP During COVID Shutdown, 90% Trimmed HIV Risk

NATAP | AIDS 2020: 23rd International AIDS Conference Virtual, July 6-10, 2020

Testing: PrEP for HIV Prevention: New Discussion Guide for Clinicians and Patients from the USPSTF

 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force | October 2020

Impact of providing free HIV self-testing kits on frequency of testing among men who have sex with men and their sexual partners in China: A randomized controlled trial

PLoS Blogs | October 9, 2020

Field evaluation of capillary blood and oral-fluid HIV self-tests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

PLoS One. 2020 Oct 5;15(10):e0239607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239607. eCollection 2020

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Glance at Progress and Global Challenges

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Sep 30;S0891-5520(20)30035-0. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2020.06.001.

Counsel About the Appropriate Use of At-Home HIV Tests

Pharmacy Times | September 28, 2020

Treatment with Commonly Used Antiretroviral Drugs Induces a Type I/III Interferon Signature in the Gut in the Absence of HIV Infection

Cell Rep Med. 2020 Sep 22;1(6):100096. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2020.100096.

PrEP Duing COVID-19: 5 Things to Know 

Medscape | September 16, 2020

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide for patients with HIV and haematological malignancies: a feasibility study

Lancet HIV. 2020 Sep;7(9):e602-e610. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(20)30073-4. Epub 2020 Jul 7

STI Testing Rate for Gay Men on PrEP Is Concerningly Insufficient

POZ | September 2, 2020

Quarterly HIV Testing for High-Risk Young Gay and Bi Men Is Cost Effective 

POZ | August 18, 2020

Young MSM at high risk for HIV should be screened every 3 months, study suggests 

Healio | August 9, 2020

New Basic Information on Self-Testing

CDC | August 4, 2020

Dear Colleague Letter: HIV Self Testing Guidance

CDC | April 28, 2020

Announcing New Campaign Resources on HIV Treatment!

CDC | July 31, 2020

ComePrEPd: Greg wants your help to Close The Gap on HIV with PrEP 

QNews | July 27, 2020

Monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from EMA | July 24, 2020

Exploring dental students' knowledge of HIV and attitudes towards saliva screening for HIV 

Eur J Dent Educ. 2020 Aug;24(3):483-490. doi: 10.1111/eje.12526. Epub 2020 Apr 2

PrEP Cuts HIV Rate by Three Quarters in African Study 

POZ | July 13, 2020

HPTN 083: Efficacy of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) containing Long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) is maintained across regions and key populations

NATAP | July 10, 2020

UPDATED: Safer Sex Tips in the Age of COVID-19

POZ | June 10, 2020

The Evidence for HIV Self-Testing to Increase HIV Testing Rates and the Implementation Challenges that Remain

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2020 Jun 10. doi: 10.1007/s11904-020-00504-3

PrEP Awareness, Uptake, Barriers, and Correlates Among Adolescents Assigned Male at Birth Who Have Sex with Males in the U.S.

Arch Sex Behav. 2020 Jan;49(1):113-124. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-1429-2. Epub 2019 Oct 10

Long-Acting Injectable Drug Prevents HIV Among Men and Transgender Women

AIDSinfo | May 18, 2020

Dear Colleague Letter: CDC Guidance on PrEP During COVID-19 

CDC | May 15, 2020

Data emphasize importance of new CDC hepatitis C screening recommendations

CDC | April 9, 2020

Quick Take on the USPSTF PrEP Recommendation

90% of injection drug users miss opportunities for HIV or HCV testing 

Healio | February 20, 2020

Rapid tests to help tackle Glasgow's HIV outbreak 

BBC News | February 18, 2020

NIH-Funded Clinical Trial to Test PrEP & Dapivirine Ring for Safety in Pregnant Women | February 13, 2020

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested 

WebMD | February 11, 2020

Youth with HIV less likely than adults to achieve viral suppression 

National Institutes of Health | February 10, 2020

Self-testing could be a turnaround in fight against HIV scourge 

The Observer | January 20, 2020

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections 

WRDW-TV | November 18, 2019

One Third of MSM PrEP Users in French Analysis Quit in 30 Months

17th European AIDS Conference, November 6-9, 2019, Basel

HIV Diagnosis Using Rapid Screening Test May Not Be Reliable in HIV Controllers 

Infectious Disease Advisor | November 1, 2019

HIV Self-Testing Increases HIV Testing Frequency in High-Risk Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Aug 15;78(5):505-512. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001709.

USPSTF issues draft recommendation statement for HCV screening in adults

USPSTF | August 27, 2019

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment 

Chicago Tribune | August 2, 2019

Undocumented African Immigrants' Experiences of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care

26 Jun 2019-AIDS Patient Care and STDs

Advancing PrEP in the Southern United States 

Infectious Disease Advisor | August 2, 2019

Determinants of heterosexual men's demand for long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in urban South Africa

BMC Public Health. 2019 Jul 24;19(1):996. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7276-1.

Willingness to Use and Adhere to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in China

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Jul 23;16(14). pii: E2620. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16142620

Almost No New HIV Infections in Paris Comparison of Daily vs As-Needed PrEP

10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), July 21-24, 2019, Mexico City

American Academy of HIV Medicine Says New Connecticut PrEP Bill Empowers Adolescents to Protect Themselves Against HIV; Serves as Model for Other States to Follow 

AAHIVM | July 11, 2019

HIV Self Test Receives WHO Prequalification Approval 

Pharmacy Times | July 9, 2019

Less than 40 Percent of Americans Have Been Tested for HIV in Their Lifetimes 

Georgia Voice | June 30, 2019

Office social norms predict nurse practitioner HIV screening behavior 

Healio | June 29, 2019

Many in the United States Have Not Been Tested for HIV

Medscape | June 28, 2019

What motivates serodiscordant couples to prevent HIV transmission within their relationships: findings from a PrEP implementation study in Kenya

Cult Health Sex. 2018 Jun;20(6):625-639. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1367421

Screening for HIV Infection US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

US Preventive Services Task Force | June 11, 2019

Statement of HIVMA Chair Dr. W. David Hardy on USPSTF final PrEP recommendation

hivma | June 11, 2019

Factors Affecting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Implementation for Women in the United States: A Systematic Review

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Jun 10. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7353

New USPSTF Guidelines for HIV Screening and Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)Straight A’s

JAMA Netw Open. 2019

Substance Use and Adherence to HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Dec;24(12). doi: 10.3201/eid2412.180400

Highlights: CDC National HIV Prevention Conference | March 27, 2019

HIV Testing and Sexual Health Among Black African Men and Women in London, United Kingdom

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Mar 1;2(3):e190864. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.0864

HIV risk in MSM, transgender people, high-school students, new mothers

2019 National HIV Prevention Conference, March 18-21, 2019, Atlanta

A missing perspective: injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs

AIDS Care. 2019 Mar 1:1-7

Acceptability of HIV testing using oral quick self-testing kit in men who have sex with men

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2018 Jul 10;39(7):937-942. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2018.07.014

Pre-exposure prophylaxis initiation and adherence among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in three US cities: results from the HPTN 073 study

PubMed | February 22, 2019

Oral HIV self-testing kit demonstrates 100% specificity, 99.5% sensitivity

Healio | February 4, 2019

HIV Testing in the Oral Healthcare Setting

Clinical Guidelines Program | October 2015

Ability to use oral fluid and fingerstick HIV self-testing (HIVST) among South African MSM

PLoS One. 2018 Nov 8;13(11):e0206849. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206849. eCollection 2018

First-Time HIV Testing Low Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Infectious Disease Advisor | October 18, 2018

Giving gay men self-test kits increases testing by 50% - but STI tests decrease

aidsmap | Aug 21, 2018

A Qualitative Study of Rapid HIV Testing and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Competency in the Oral Health Setting: Practices and Attitudes of New York State Dental Directors

Oral Health Prev Dent. 2018;16(4):333-338. doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a40958

Evaluating Point-of-Care HIV Screening in Dental Hygiene Education Settings: Patient, Faculty, and Student Perspectives

J Dent Educ. 2018 Aug;82(8):819-827. doi: 10.21815/JDE.018.076

Antibody detection by agglutination-PCR (ADAP) enables early diagnosis of HIV infection by oral fluid analysis

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Feb 6;115(6):1250-1255. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711004115. Epub 2018 Jan 22

Performance of and preference for oral rapid HIV testing in The Bahamas.

J Infect Public Health. 2018 Jan - Feb

Acceptability of oral rapid HIV testing at dental clinics in communities with high HIV prevalence in South Florida
PLoS One. 2018 Apr 27;13(4):e0196323. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196323. eCollection 2018
Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender Individuals Remains High, as Testing Rates Are Still Low ... | April 25, 2018
The role of the oral health team in addressing the HIV continuum of care
HIV Testing Recommendations for Women an Important Step to Achieve Perinatal HIV Elimination (Web on Demand)
CDC | March 9, 2018
Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of expanding the recommendation for age-based hepatitis C testing in the United States
Clinical Infectious Diseases | February 6, 2018
A More Sensitive Saliva-Based HIV Test Is in the Works
POZ | January 24, 2018
2018 Quick reference guide: Recommended laboratory HIV testing algorithm for serum or plasma specimens
CDC | January 2018
Patients' Willingness to Participate in Rapid HIV Testing: A pilot study in three New York City dental hygiene clinics
J Dent Hyg. 2017 Dec;91(6):41-48
Early Detection of HIV May Be as Easy as Spitting
Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry | January 25, 2018
New dental patient attitudes paper
Fingerprick Versus Oral Swab: Acceptability of Blood-Based Testing Increases If Other STIs Can Be Detected
AIDS Behav. 2017 Feb;21(2):501-504. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1497-4
Rwanda Launches Oral HIV Self-testing Method
KT Press | November 30, 2017

Australian dentists' perspectives on rapid HIV testing

Aust Dent J. 2016 Sep;61(3):270-6. doi: 10.1111/adj.12371.

A comparison of effectiveness between oral rapid testing and routine serumbased testing for HIV in an outpatient dental clinic in Yuxi Prefecture, China: a case–control study

BJM Open | September 2017