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CDC Launches HIV Treatment Awareness Campaign

“HIV Treatment Works” is a new awareness campaign from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
17 September 2014
From
Poz
New “peer navigator” program encourages at-home HIV testing

A new study using networks of friends as “peer navigators” will soon be launched in the East Bay to reach men who may be vulnerable to the AIDS virus. It’s part of an effort to make better use of confidential in-home HIV testing in order to reach at-risk populations in Oakland.

Published
15 September 2014
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Oakland North
HIV Trends in San Francisco and London: An AIDS 2014 Q&A

At AIDS 2014 researchers presented findings from a comparison of HIV trends in two major cities: San Francisco and LondonStudy co-author Jen Hecht, MPH, director of program development and operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, spoke with BETA about the study findings, what they mean for HIV prevention efforts moving forward

Published
22 August 2014
From
BETA blog
Gay Social Networking App Hornet Helps Users Find HIV Clinics

Hornet will provide users with the ability to designate their HIV status, as a part of its “Know Your Status” campaign. Once a user designates the date of their last HIV test, the application will automatically remind them to get tested again after a designated amount of time.

Published
22 August 2014
From
Towleroad
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
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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
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