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Australia's first HIV self-testing device goes on sale today

Australia's first approved HIV self-testing device goes on sale today, allowing those who think they've been exposed to HIV to test themselves at home.

Published
04 April 2019
From
QNews
How the government wasted 25 years before letting people home-test themselves for HIV

It took FDA until 2012 to finally lift its ban on rapid home HIV tests. Tragically, countries around the world had followed FDA’s 1988 ban, believing it was based on science, and also banned home HIV tests, resulting in countless additional people being exposed to or contracting HIV.

Published
05 December 2018
From
Washington Examiner
The Independent launches Christmas charity appeal for essential HIV testing around the world

Funds raised for Elton John AIDS Foundation will pay for those at risk to be able to get tested, and will make sure they have access to the treatment they need.

Published
03 December 2018
From
The Independent
Unitaid drives expansion in HIV self-testing to get more people to know their status

A report launched jointly today with Population Services International (PSI), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and WHO unveils results of our HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative, which is generating the evidence for countries worldwide to scale up HIV self-testing and encouraging millions more people to find out their HIV status.

Published
01 December 2018
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Unitaid
ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

A new policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing at the workplace is being launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Published
01 December 2018
From
World Health Organization
INSTI HIV Self Test Earns WHO Prequalification Status for Home Testing

bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, is pleased to announce that its INSTI® HIV Self Test has been Prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO). INSTI, the world’s fastest home test providing results in 1-minute, becomes the first and only blood-based HIV self-test to be WHO Prequalified.

Published
29 November 2018
From
bioLytical Laboratories press release
Australia's first HIV home-testing kit gets tick of approval

Australia's first HIV home-testing kit has been approved by the regulator, in a move that has been welcomed by health advocates as a key weapon in the fight to eradicate the virus.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Regulator seizes almost 10000 unsafe STI + HIV test kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people who buy STI test kits and HIV test kits online to make sure that they are purchasing from safe and legitimate sources

Published
17 October 2018
From
GOV.UK
Portugal approves sale of test kits for HIV, hepatitis in pharmacies

Kits to test HIV, hepatitis B and C will be allowed to be sold in Portugal's pharmacies without prescription under new legislation approved by the government on Thursday.

Published
14 September 2018
From
Xinhua
HIV self-testing kits to become available on high street with Superdrug leading initiative

HIV self-testing kits are to be available to buy on the high street for the first time, it has been announced. Superdrug will become the first retailer to offer the kit across its 200 stores for £33.99.

Published
08 August 2018
From
ITV
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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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