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  • ‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

    Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

    16 April 2014 | Brown Daily Herald
  • HIV Testing and Self-Testing: Answers to frequently asked questions

    This document provides important information for people thinking about buying a self-test kit for HIV, or having an HIV test. UK law changed in April 2014 and self-test kits for HIV can now be sold in England, Scotland and Wales. At the moment no self-test kits for HIV have been CE marked for the UK or EU market, but this is expected to change in 2014/15.

    06 April 2014 | Public Health England
  • NHS HIV testing in need of radical change, say experts

    The current system of HIV-testing on the NHS is failing patients and should be radically overhauled, according to new research presented at the joint British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Conference in Liverpool (1-4 April 2014).

    02 April 2014 | British HIV Association
  • Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

    The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

    02 April 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • GPs are a 'potential barrier' to widespread HIV testing, experts say

    A study of GP attitudes found that just 14% of GPs felt that HIV testing should be routinely offered to everyone aged 18-44 years.

    01 April 2014 | Practice Business
  • Renato Barucco: Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

    I can count five HIV statuses, plus a new one. They entail different responsibilities, possibilities and risks. Let's review them on a continuum from the safest to the problematic ones.

    28 March 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs

    The Labour leader told in an exclusive interview that he was alarmed by reports of healthcare professionals failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of carrying the virus. “The Government has a responsibility to work with GPs and health centres to make sure, not only are they aware of their responsibilities, but also to encourage them to provide testing” he said.

    20 March 2014 | Pink News
  • US: More MSM Get Tested for HIV, and More of Them Take Meds

    Among gay and bisexual men, there has been a rise in the rate of those testing for HIV as well as in the rate of those with HIV who are on therapy.

    05 March 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • Extra 250,000 HIV tests per year 'would slash rates of infection'

    A major report urges the NHS to increase by 125 per cent the number of checks on people at greatest risk from the disease. Terrence Higgins Trust outlines for the first time how HIV targets such as increased screening would cut new infection rates by a third by 2020. The HIV and sexual health charity is also calling on the Government to invest an extra £20 million a year in testing programmes across the UK.

    20 February 2014 | Evening Standard
  • Dean Street Express launched

    The team from NHS sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street are launching a new service which allows gay men to walk in for a routine sexual health check up and get all their results within six hours. Users are given a self-test kit to take their own swab tests for gonorrhoea and chlamydia in a private screening room. They then see a nurse for blood and 60-second HIV testing.

    12 February 2014 | Out in the City
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