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Science Speaks Examines CDC Report On Index Testing For HIV In 20 PEPFAR Countries

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: CDC: Across 20 PEPFAR countries, index testing for HIV doubled diagnosis rates
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a recently published CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report on scaling up HIV testing among exposed partners and children of people living with the virus in PEPFAR-supported countries. Barton notes that according to the study, “Tracing and offering HIV tests to exposed partners and children of people living with the virus led to twice the rate of positive tests than all other HIV testing interventions combined across 20 countries between 2016 to 2018” (6/3).