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  • Prince Harry's HIV test inspired a 500% increase in people checking their status, says charity

    The Terrence Higgins Trust described the effect of the prince’s social media appeal as a “groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV ”. The charity was running a pilot scheme offering people the chance to find out their status by sending off for a 15-minute HIV self-testing kit when Harry sat down for his test on Thursday July 14.

    27 July 2016 | Daily Mirror
  • bioLytical Receives CE Mark for HIV Self-Testing Kit

    The INSTI HIV Self Test will be commercially available in the UK, France and other key European countries by the fourth quarter of this year. The product will be marketed through retail locations and certain e-commerce platforms.

    12 July 2016 | bioLytical press release
  • UK: More gay men than ever getting tested for HIV -- but 1 in 4 still never had a test

    More gay and bisexual men than ever are getting tested for HIV, according to new data from the National Gay Men's Sex Survey. The survey is the largest of its kind in the UK and sheds light on the sexual health of men who have sex with men.

    21 June 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • A False-Positive HIV Test Result Turned Me Into a PrEP Evangelist

    For some, a false-positive HIV test is miraculous news. For me, a false-positive test while on PrEP and discussions with two longtime HIV activists transformed me into Miami's biggest PrEP promoter.

    11 February 2016 | The Body
  • Tinder now helps you locate the nearest STD, HIV testing clinic

    Tinder wants you to play safe while swiping right. The dating mobile app added a new Health Safety section on their website this week that helps users locate the nearest clinic to get tested for STDs and HIV.

    22 January 2016 | New York Daily News
  • Can we improve acceptance of HIV testing?

    However, the researchers suggest that active choice testing (directly asking patients if they would like an HIV test) may best reflect patients' true preferences, and they call for further work to assess the effects of different approaches on patient.

    20 January 2016 | Medical Xpress
  • Simplified HIV Test and same-day treat program associated with better coverage and much lower mortality in China

    A 'Test and Treat' protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62 percent reduction in mortality among participants, according to a new study. This before-and-after analysis suggests that broader implementation of the program may inexpensively improve outcomes for HIV-positive individuals in China.

    08 October 2015 | Science Daily
  • HIVTestUK pilot project launches in Birmingham

    The HIV awareness-raising charity Saving Lives, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Pathology laboratories, have come together to launch HIVTestUK. This brand new service offers users direct access to NHS quality self-testing HIV kits, expert analysis and a unique aftercare service.

    04 August 2015 | Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service
  • Why I Wish I'd Received My HIV Diagnosis At Home

    I received my HIV diagnosis nearly four years ago, on 4th August 2011, through an NHS clinic. The experience was horrific and, given the choice now, I think I'd have preferred home-testing.

    29 April 2015 | Vice
  • 'This is what it's really like to live with HIV'

    The number of young men being diagnosed with HIV has doubled in ten years; the number of new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men has reached a record high, according to the most recent data. The virus is rarely out of the news, and yet, because of continuing developments in treatment, few of us understand what life with the condition is like now. Three young men, all diagnosed in their 20s, talk about living with the virus.

    10 April 2015 | Daily Telegraph
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