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NHS hospital to carry out 'automatic' tests for HIV when you get a blood test

A&E patients at a London hospital will automatically get tested for HIV when they have blood tests – in a bid to help diagnose people who are unaware of their status. St Thomas’ Hospital will become the first in the UK to take the proactive new approach – which means that standard practice will be to test emergency patients for HIV, as part of routine blood tests.

Published
21 July 2015
From
Pink News
Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.

Published
19 July 2015
From
World Health Organization
Scientists have the tools to end the HIV epidemic; they just need better ways to use them

In the past, there was a sense that stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic would require some radically new biomedical intervention, such as a cure or a vaccine. The growing consensus, however, is that the tools needed to stamp out HIV already exist if they could just be used in the right way.

Published
08 July 2015
From
Nature
More than 1 in 8 Americans with HIV unaware

Roughly 87 percent of people in the United States who have HIV have been diagnosed, close to the goal of 90 percent by 2015 set by President Barack Obama as part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010.

Published
26 June 2015
From
UPI.com
Just Five States Have HIV Diagnosis Rates Over 90 Percent

The CDC has released estimates of the rate of people living with HIV who are aware of their serostatus, broken down by state.

Published
26 June 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Toward Comprehensive HIV Prevention Service Delivery in the United States: An Action Plan

This action plan, based primarily on the proceedings of the two consultations, seeks to define a communityfocused national strategy for integrating historically separate HIV prevention interventions and services— many with established positive effects on individual health outcomes—into needs-driven components of population-based care and support programs.

Published
25 June 2015
From
Treatment Action Group
HIV testing to become routine in innovative Coventry GP pilot

HIV testing in Coventry (UK) is to become a routine part of registering with a GP at ten surgeries across the city, which has the highest prevalence of the condition in the West Midlands.

Published
17 June 2015
From
Medical Xpress
Center offers free pride tickets for HIV test

The Antiviral Research Center at UC San Diego is continuing its popular “Testing for Tickets” program this year, offering 250 free passes to the two-day LGBT Pride Music Festival for people who undergo HIV testing at one of five local clinics.

Published
16 June 2015
From
U-T San Diego
Australia: Men not testing regularly enough for HIV

The number of men who have sex with men testing for HIV may be rising, but those who should be testing more often are not doing so.

Published
06 May 2015
From
Gay News Network
Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Queen Mary press release
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