New HIV saliva test offers hope for earlier detection, greater prevention

Public health workers have two main tools for HIV screening: a blood test that detects HIV a couple weeks after infection or a saliva test that detects the virus more than a month after infection. With a trick of chemistry, however, scientists at Stanford University have combined the best attributes of both — and the result could mean a serious boost for HIV prevention.

By | 2018-02-05T21:52:41+00:00 February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Syphilis prevention vs. politics

It's not surprising to see a syphilis outbreak after years of cuts to public health funding. How much worse will it get now that funding cuts are coupled with increased antagonism toward the health of women and LGBTQ people?

By | 2017-12-21T13:50:13+00:00 August 28th, 2017|6 Comments