Guidance sets out when and how HIV testing should be carried out. Policy and guidelines are usually written for healthcare workers. Guidance may include best practice on practical issues of testing, as well as when to offer an HIV test.

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  • Farage's "people of quality"

    Nigel Farage is simply exploiting both people living with HIV, and the stigma attached to HIV, for his own political gains. If he whips up a little furore to scare the public about HIV, whilst Ebola is in the news, he thinks he’ll have the public eating out of his hands. Don’t believe his poisonous lies, don’t let him have his way.

    16 October 2014 | Beyond Positive
  • Why barriers at the UK border won’t work for HIV

    No one is going to set up booths with testing kits at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, let alone at the Channel ports

    10 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • Northern Ireland Health Minister announces consultation on HIV self-testing kits

    Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has announced a consultation on removing the ban on HIV self-testing kits in the province. The ban was lifted in England, Wales and Scotland in April this year.

    02 October 2014 | Pink News
  • HIV testing and black Africans in the UK

    Dr Iain Reeves and Dr Richard Ma discuss the role of HIV testing in black Africans in the UK.

    29 September 2014 | GP online
  • Acute HIV Often Has Symptoms, But Testing Is Best Diagnostic

    Various symptoms such as vomiting and swollen lymph nodes are linked to early HIV infection, but they are not a foolproof sign, so frequent testing is ideal for those at risk. 

    05 August 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

    From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

    04 August 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

    In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

    19 July 2014 | Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Physicians struggle to clinically diagnose early HIV infection

    Most physicians are unable to use clinical skills to differentiate those who should and should not be tested for HIV infection, highlighting the importance of routine HIV testing, according to a study published July 15 in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

    16 July 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Australia: HIV home-tests ban lifted but patience required for an accurate result

    People needed to be aware it could take up to three months from when first becoming infected until the home oral-swab tests could detect the infection. Those who believed they could have been infected within the past three months should see their doctor for one of the other kinds of HIV tests available instead.

    09 July 2014 | The Guardian
  • Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic

    Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

    30 June 2014 | New York Times
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