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Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

WASHINGTON: Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That s according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more infections found including among friends with whom recipients shared extra kits. The experiment recruited 2,600 men from online social network and music sites. Half of them were sent four free test kits but could order more. Many did, and shared them. The rest only got a link to local testing services. Overall, 25 infections were detected in the self-testing group, versus 11 in the other group. Even more infections 34 were detected among friends of those who shared tests. Over 70% of participants who learned of positive results sought treatment. The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probeAg AFPSTOCKHOLM: Sweden s prosecution authority said Tuesday it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though prosecutors found the plaintiff s claim credible . My assessment is that all investigative measures that can be taken have been taken. But... the evidence is not strong enough to file an indictment, deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson told reporters.


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