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Bill Clinton, former US president, tells conference AIDS-free generation is in reach

Mr Clinton said one of the biggest challenges the international community faces was the early detection of HIV.

Published
23 July 2014
From
ABC News
Australia: Nearly a third of HIV patients are diagnosed too late, data shows

About 30% of patients with HIV are diagnosed well after they should have begun treatment, according to the latest Australian data, suggesting early-testing initiatives have not worked.

Published
17 July 2014
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus

In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are on treatment—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.

Published
16 July 2014
From
UNAIDS
Africa: Could HIV Self-Testing Be a Game Changer in Africa?

In Africa, where fewer than half the people know their HIV status, HIV self-testing is being explored as a way of encouraging more individuals, particularly in high risk groups, to know their status as a first step to seeking treatment, an AIDS charity said on Monday.

Published
16 July 2014
From
AllAfrica
Australians get access to at-home HIV tests under strategy to cut infections by 2020

The government strategy aims to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 per cent by 2015 and “work towards achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in Australia by 2020”. It wants to increase treatment uptake by people with HIV to 90 per cent with evidence showing that new treatments can help prevent the spread of the virus as well as treat it.

Published
07 July 2014
From
Herald Sun
Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Published
30 June 2014
From
New York Times
National HIV Testing Day 2014: HIV Testing Saves Lives

Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day on which we join with partners from all walks of life to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States, and remind every American that HIV testing saves lives.

Published
27 June 2014
From
Aids.gov blog
What is discouraging HIV testing among at-risk populations?

In line with US National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27th, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from being tested for HIV.

Published
26 June 2014
From
Medical News Today
People with HIV must receive earlier diagnoses

Local authorities are responsible for HIV testing in community and sexual health services, and to help them with this role, NICE has produced a local government public health briefing on the topic.

Published
25 June 2014
From
NICE
Children battle to access HIV testing in Zimbabwe

Young people with HIV are increasingly dying at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups. They are also less likely to get tested for the virus, as concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children, according to a recent study.

Published
10 June 2014
From
IRIN Plus News
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