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Disease Area Diagnostics & prognostics, Infectious diseases

Super Saliva Test

The advent of antiretroviral therapies to control HIV and the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis has turned a once-terminal illness into a relatively manageable disease when caught early enough. But although great strides have been made to curb the virus, 36.7 million people worldwide currently live with HIV – nearly half of whom are unsure of the status of their infection (1). Clearly, without access to adequate testing, it’s difficult for both patients and the medical community to keep track. And that’s why Carolyn Bertozzi and her team decided to develop a highly sensitive HIV assay for saliva (2)

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William Aryitey

My fascination with science, gaming, and writing led to my studying biology at university, while simultaneously working as an online games journalist. After university, I travelled across Europe, working on a novel and developing a game, before finding my way to Texere. As Associate Editor, I’m evolving my loves of science and writing, while continuing to pursue my passion for gaming and creative writing in a personal capacity.

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