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Health Matters: Your questions on increasing the uptake of HIV testing

Questions from health professionals and answers from Public Health England.

04 January 2017
Public Health England
Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

Scientists in France have recently noted that while the cascade of HIV care as it is currently envisaged is useful, it does not provide a complete picture of what is occurring in the continuum of care. There are significant delays moving from one step of the cascade to the next - more attention needs to be placed on the time people spend between each stage of the continuum of care.

03 January 2017
Every missed HIV diagnosis is a failure of care

Response from Professor Chloe Orkin, chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to an article discouraging GPs from offering HIV testing.

24 December 2016
Why male couples should think about HIV in their relationships

Recent research by my team showed that gay men in relationships perceive themselves to be at less risk of HIV and test less frequently for HIV than single men, despite frequent non-use of condoms with their main partners.

05 December 2016
The Conversation
Millions should be offered routine HIV testing, NICE and Public Health England say on World Aids Day

HIV testing should be offered in A&Es and GP practices depending on local HIV prevalence, says NICE in new guidance.

02 December 2016
In 1983, I Used A False Name To Get Tested For HIV - Today, It’s Something To Be Proud Of

The challenges we face are two-fold. One, we need to make HIV testing as accessible as possible and stop relying on people proactively visiting a clinic - we will never reach everyone this way. Two, we must normalise testing.

21 November 2016
Huffington Post
One man’s story of what it is like to find out he has HIV and how it’s not a death sentence

Alex, 27, a marketing account director, has given a candid interview about his experience with HIV. He was diagnosed at the age of 23 and gave us this frank and emotional account of life before HIV, that dreadful day of diagnosis, and how he’s now living a normal life.

21 November 2016
30000 Jamaicans must receive HIV/AIDS treatment to meet WHO guidelines

Jamaica needs to increase the number of people known to be infected with HIV and AIDS who are receiving antiretroviral medication from approximately 9,000 to just over 30,000 – more than triple the current number – in order to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines of “Test and Treat”.

01 November 2016
Jamaica Observer
Apps and Social Media Can Reach High-Risk HIV Populations

Mobile applications and social media platforms can be cheap and effective ways to deliver messages about HIV testing and adherence to therapy to people at high risk for HIV, experts said here at HIV Drug Therapy 2016.

31 October 2016
Medscape (requires free registration)
Sexual health charity launches new edition of popular booklet to improve HIV diagnosis and care in general practice

A new 2016 edition of MEDFASH's " HIV in Primary Care" has been published. An essential guide for GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary healthcare team.

12 September 2016
MEDFASH press release
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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