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The 'Charlie Sheen Effect': Surge Seen in HIV Test Sales

Researchers found that, after Sheen announced he had HIV on Nov. 17, 2015, sales of home HIV testing kits doubled in the United States — from about 3,500 kits sold per week prior to the announcement, to 7,000 kits sold the week of the announcement. And this boost in sales continued for several more weeks.

Published
18 May 2017
From
Live Science
Terrence Higgins Trust gives away thousands of HIV home testing kits

Seven volunteers for the charity have shared videos of themselves using the bioLytical INSTI HIV self test kit, which is said to be the world’s fastest.

Published
18 May 2017
From
PinkNews
Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students who may be reluctant to go to a clinic for a test because of the stigma of contracting HIV.

Published
28 April 2017
From
NPR
HIV testing should be seen as routine practice, says NICE in new draft quality standard

Millions of people could be offered HIV tests during routine appointments as outlined by NICE.

Published
27 March 2017
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NICE
Terrence Higgins Trust: Why we’re embracing digital innovation

One of Terrence Higgins Trust’s strategic priorities is to end HIV transmission. A key part of this is to get more people, and particularly those most at risk, testing regularly for HIV. That means we need to look at new ways to reach people, deliver testing and normalise the whole experience.

Published
15 February 2017
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Charity Comms
Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities

IAPAC launched Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities during a joint Brazilian National STI, HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Program - IAPAC meeting of that country’s cities held January 26, 2017, in Brasília. Developed in collaboration with ASLM, the recommendations promote interventions to break down barriers to this testing technology and promote linkage to HIV care and prevention.

Published
31 January 2017
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IAPAC
Reversing the HIV epidemic: Europe needs to scale-up prevention, testing and treatment

In a two-day conference organised in collaboration between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECDC, HIV experts from across the European Union discussed how to reverse this trend and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by 2030.

Published
31 January 2017
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Vladimir Putin drops plan to fine Russians who refuse to sign government HIV register

Health Ministry says 824,000 of the estimated 850,000 HIV-positive people in Russia have already been added to the registry.

Published
23 January 2017
From
The Independent
Health Matters: Your questions on increasing the uptake of HIV testing

Questions from health professionals and answers from Public Health England.

Published
04 January 2017
From
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.

Published
03 January 2017
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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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