September #157 : This Pricks Our Interest

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September 2009


This Pricks Our Interest

Instead of schlepping to the doctor’s office or the lab, you may one day be able to check your HIV viral load (VL) at home. British scientists are developing a finger-prick blood test—similar to the tests people with diabetes use to keep an eye on their insulin levels—that could be ready to start clinical trials in three years. Such a test could also help in rural and remote areas, providing an (ahem) at-hand, affordable way to monitor HIV-positive people’s health—and offer an incentive to take the meds that keep those VLs low.

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