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No HIV test, no marriage license, Jakarta tells couples

No HIV test, no marriage license, Jakarta tells couples - ucanews.com  UCA NewsAuthorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have introduced a regulation requiring couples to take an HIV test in order to obtain a marriage license.

Published
18 January 2019
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UCA News
Back to the future with CD4 testing: Improving HIV care in low- and middle-income countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives, according to an Essay published January 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Mark Tenforde of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and colleagues.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Science Daily
Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

Published
14 January 2019
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Avert
Reported cases of HIV in China are rising rapidly

That is mainly because getting tested is so much easier, and less intimidating

Published
11 January 2019
From
The Economist
Temporary Decline in CD4 T-Cell Count After Hepatitis C Infection in PLWHIV

When hepatitis C (HCV) is acquired in patients with HIV infection, CD4 T-cell counts temporarily decline after HCV seroconversion, regardless of the duration of HIV or whether the patient is on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to study findings published in AIDS.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
‘Left behind’: Drug companies and researchers have overlooked patients who don’t respond to HIV meds

There are tens of thousands of immunologic non-responders in the U.S., whose low CD4 numbers put them at much higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancers, secondary infections such as tuberculosis, and death. And yet, drug companies and researchers aren’t actively pursuing new treatments that would boost their immunity.

Published
08 January 2019
From
STAT
Community-based HIV testing shows promise in Vietnam

A new testing method for HIV has brought encouragement to researchers in Vietnam looking to curb the disease.

Published
03 January 2019
From
UPI News
One College Kid Is Making Testing Fun

This young activist is disrupting HIV testing with One Tent and hundreds of passionate college kids.

Published
31 December 2018
From
HivPlusMag.com
Malaysian AIDS council slams proposed mandatory HIV tests for non-Muslims

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has panned a proposal by the women, family and community development ministry to make HIV tests compulsory for non-Muslims intending to tie the knot. In a statement, MAC said conducting compulsory HIV screenings is not an “effective, long-term solution” to combat rising HIV cases, adding that HIV testing should only be done on a voluntary basis.

Published
20 December 2018
From
Free Malaysia Today
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
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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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