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AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

Published
15 July 2016
From
AVAC
Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO’s VCT@WORK initiative and 3 million tested for HIV

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that the initial phase of its VCT@WORK initiative has reached close to 5 million workers with face-to-face education on the benefits of HIV testing. During the outreach, which took place between July 2013 and December 2015, almost 3 million workers were tested for HIV, and more than 85 000 people who tested positive for HIV were referred to services for treatment.

Published
15 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
Prince Harry takes HIV test live on camera

Royal was filmed getting checkup at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital to encourage others and remove stigma of tests.

Published
14 July 2016
From
The Guardian
Free home HIV tests offered to gay men and black Africans in ‘groundbreaking’ pilot scheme

The UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity has linked up with BioSure to launch a ‘groundbreaking’ pilot today, releasing 4,500 free HIV tests which are available to people at high risk of HIV, including men who have sex with men, and black Africans. Like a home pregnancy test, you do the test yourself and see the result within a few minutes.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Do It London summer HIV testing campaign launches

London boroughs are launching a new phase of their pioneering Do it London campaign to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV.

Published
21 June 2016
From
London Councils
Hospital will 'automatically' test emergency patients for HIV under Elton John partnership

Under a new scheme at King's College Hospital, every patient over the age of 16 who is having their blood tested will be tested for HIV at the same time, unless they choose to opt out.

Published
26 May 2016
From
PinkNews
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases

Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Published
25 May 2016
From
EurekAlert!
New York: Cuomo’s HIV/AIDS legislation targets 2020 to end epidemic

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation Sunday that would implement parts of his plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS as an epidemic by 2020, but advocates said it leaves out some of his task force’s recommendations.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Newsday
New funding for local HIV prevention

Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives.

Published
10 May 2016
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Public Health England
Is the UK meeting its national guidelines for HIV testing of MSM?

The potential role of frequent HIV testing in curbing the HIV epidemic among the MSM population has long been recognized. The introduction of the strategy of ‘opt-out’ testing in the UK (2007), as in other countries at around the same time, brought a steep rise in testing, followed by stabilization (McDaid & Hart (STIs); Saxton […]

Published
10 May 2016
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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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