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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
Portable Device Provides Low-Cost Solution to HIV Detection

Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed a portable diagnostic tool to detect and monitor the HIV virus. Using a cellphone and the power of nanotechnology, the device could help with the early detection of the virus in resource-limited environments.

Published
14 November 2018
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Interesting Engineering
Trying to prevent and diagnose HIV at the same time – a Catch-22?

The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite HIV. If it became HIV they could treat it. If it didn’t become HIV and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of HIV all the time confused them.

Published
11 November 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Infectious Disease Advisor interviewed the following experts to discuss the challenges and clinical implications pertaining to HIV-2.

Published
04 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Catch device lets users in developing countries test themselves for HIV at home

British product designer Hans Ramzan has created a pocket-sized device that enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home. The self-testing mechanism, called Catch, was designed to be low cost and easy to use in order to encourage people in developing countries with limited access to healthcare to check themselves at home.

Published
28 August 2018
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Dezeen
At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board?

HIV self-testing received an additional boost at the 22nd International AIDS Conference held last week in Amsterdam. Unitaid, one of its champions, announced two new projects promoting self-testing to a wider population in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
03 August 2018
From
Devex
Rwanda to allow pharmacies sell oral HIV self-testing kits

Selected pharmacies in the Rwandan capital Kigali are in line to begin selling over-the- counter oral HIV self-testing kits, Rwanda’s New Times Daily has reported. The report added that the price of the kit had also been slashed by half as a result of a government-private sector partnership. It said over 20 pharmacies in Kigali were receiving training on how to administer the kits.

Published
01 June 2018
From
Africanews
Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

For infants born with HIV, a rapid introduction to necessary treatment is often the lifeline between whether a child will live or die. The recent introduction of a life-saving, point-of-care diagnostic technology in sub-Saharan Africa could become a global solution to preventing infant deaths from HIV.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Devex
Multi-disease testing offers new ways to streamline disease management, Unitaid report says

Innovators are responding to the world’s growing co-infection crisis by developing devices that can quickly, accurately diagnose multiple diseases at a time. Unitaid’s new landscape report, launched today, profiles more than 95 such devices, already on the market or in development, all of which address at least one of Unitaid’s key disease areas—HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

Published
02 February 2018
From
Unitaid
A More Sensitive Saliva-Based HIV Test Is in the Works

Preliminary experiments suggest that the investigatory saliva test can identify HIV earlier in the course of infection compared with currently available spit-based assays. However, this experimental test will not likely identify new HIV infections as early as a blood test can.

Published
25 January 2018
From
Poz
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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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