Just-released research findings indicate that a potential rapid chlamydia test delivers accurate results in about 30 minutes, which could make it possible for patients to be treated right away. Such point-of-care testing could help eliminate the need for follow-up appointments because patients would receive treatment at the time of diagnosis, say researchers.
HPV testing detects precancers sooner and with better accuracy
July 26, 2018
In a large, randomized clinical trial that compared primary HPV testing alone vs. Pap test for cervical screening, results suggest that primary HPV testing can pick up precancerous lesions sooner and with better accuracy than the Pap test.
New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the estimated median time from HIV infection to diagnosis improved from three years and seven months in 2011 to three years in 2015.