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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.

    21 July 2015 | 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.

    19 July 2015 | 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.

    08 July 2015 | 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.

    26 June 2015 | 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.

    26 June 2015 | 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.

    25 June 2015 | 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.

    17 June 2015 | 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.

    16 June 2015 | 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.

    06 May 2015 | 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.

    29 April 2015 | Queen Mary press release
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