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Spring European Testing Week pilot

We have read your comments, listened to your requests and have given them a lot of thought... therefore, we are pleased to announce a Spring European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week pilot! It will take place on 18-25 May 2018. This pilot aims to promote wide-scale testing and related activities and seeks to complement the November campaign.

11 April 2018
European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week
National HIV self-sampling service: 2 year service report

The service aims in particular to increase HIV testing among the most at-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African communities, as well as other individuals at increased risk of HIV. This report summarises who is using the service, the proportions of people testing positive and the costs of the service.

04 April 2018
Public Health England
Canada: Fear of Prosecution Over HIV Non-Disclosure Reduces HIV-Negative MSM Testing

According to a recently published study, fear of prosecution over HIV non-disclosure was reported to reduce HIV testing willingness by a minority of HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM).

03 April 2018
MD Magazine
Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders

Grindr, which claims to have 3.3 million daily users from every country in the world, will send men who opt into the service a reminder every three to six months, and simultaneously point them to the nearest testing site. It will also let clinics, gay community centers and other testing sites advertise for free.

27 March 2018
New York Times
How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

04 December 2017
The Observer
For World AIDS Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has bluntly titled its new report Blind Spot and notes in its first sentence that focusing on boys and men may seem “counterintuitive” given the gender inequalities that often put girls and women at a disadvantage when it comes to infection and treatment. But data speak. O

01 December 2017
How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Mark World AIDS Day

Their first official outing as a newly engaged couple will include HIV activism.

30 November 2017
About 15% of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, report says

Half of the Americans recently diagnosed with HIV had been living with the virus for at least three years without realizing it, missing out on opportunities for early treatment and in some cases spreading it to others, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

29 November 2017
Los Angeles Times
Amber Rudd takes HIV test to reduce stigma

The home secretary and a host of cross-party MPs have been tested for HIV - to encourage others to do the same. Amber Rudd took the blood test with Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Labour's Liz Kendall to to promote National HIV Testing Week.

23 November 2017
BBC News
Prince Harry Hands Out HIV Self-Testing Kits to End Stigma

The royal visited the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) HIV testing center in Hackney, north London Wednesday to launch this year's National HIV Testing Week. During his visit he watched a live demonstration and met some the shop's volunteers.

15 November 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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