Tag Archives: Testing

HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing, but with poorer linkage to care

A study has concluded that HIV self-testing is safe, increases testing uptake and increases the yield of HIV positive results among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Among female sex workers, results are more mixed. While HIV self-testing improves testing uptake, it does not increase the yield of positive results and… Read More »

COVID Conflicts: Asymptomatic Testing, Lack of Danger to Kids

Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,1 he offers guidance on how to decode science to transform your health. In a podcast from December 11, 2020, he interviewed Dr. Reid Sheftall about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Sheftall… Read More »

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

President Trump Taken to Hospital After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — President Donald Trump was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center via the Marine One helicopter Friday evening, less than 24 hours after he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump is struggling with a fever, a cough and nasal congestion, among other symptoms, two officials… Read More »