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Sales of at-home HIV testing kits legalised in UK

Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time – but no kits exist yet in Britain. The change in the law means it is now legal for people to test and diagnose themselves at home. Previously, people could carry out tests […]

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HIV Trial of Atlanta Man to Include OMSJ Defense Expert From Amgen Who Designed Original HIV Tests

…Rodney Richards, Ph.D., an associate of OMSJ, worked at the biotech giant for 13 years. During the early days of the AIDS scare, he supervised the development of the first HIV diagnostic tests. Originally intended only to rule out HIV in blood donor banks, HIV tests proliferated into mainstream medical practice and became the standard […]

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HIV+ airman wins appeal

A military judge in Wichita found Gutierrez guilty in January 2011 on seven of eight counts of aggravated assault and of violating his commander’s order to notify partners about his HIV status and use condoms. …In its petition, the defence argued that the evidence was not sufficient to prove Gutierrez was HIV positive. The test used has since been recalled by the Food and […]

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