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Knowing HIV Status First Step in Controlling AIDS

The 21st International AIDS Conference starts in a few weeks in Durban, South Africa. Perhaps the greatest achievement in the long fight against HIV/AIDS is that it's no longer a death sentence. Instead, AIDS can be a chronic, manageable disease, if people receive treatment.   Testing is the first step toward that goal. It is as simple as swabbing the inside of the mouth or getting a finger prick. In the latter, the blood is then put on a test stick that shows results within...

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