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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.

Published
27 July 2016
From
Daily Mirror
Mapping local HIV epidemics can help target resources to areas with the greatest need

Global health agencies have recently put a new emphasis on geography. UNAIDS have called for programmes to focus on “location and population”. PEPFAR (The US President's Emergency

Published
26 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Access to HIV home tests doubles the frequency of HIV testing in Australian gay men

A randomised trial conducted with Australian gay men has shown that easy access to self-testing kits can double the frequency with which men test for HIV, with

Published
24 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

Published
23 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

Early data from STAR, the largest study yet of HIV self-testing, suggests that there is a strong demand for self-testing in rural Zimbabwe, the 21st International AIDS

Published
22 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Market constraints and uncertainties may limit the scale-up of HIV self-testing

Four different HIV self-test products are now manufactured and approved for sale in the US and Europe, with a further nine in the pipeline, but uncertainties about

Published
21 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
SEARCH study exceeds 90-90-90 targets after 2 years of 'test and treat' for HIV in rural East Africa

A large study that embeds 'test and treat' for HIV within a larger multi-disease prevention campaign in rural Kenya and Uganda has achieved 82% viral suppression after

Published
20 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Progress towards 90-90-90 targets in southern Africa: find the men!

Studies of treatment cascade performance in South Africa and Namibia show large variations between districts and highlight the need for up-to-date information on performance to guide programming,

Published
20 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader

The 90-90-90 targets for testing, treatment and viral suppression are achievable by 2020 in many high-burden countries, but donor retreat is now the biggest threat to widespread

Published
18 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Alere HIV Combo Test Receives WHO Prequalification

Alere, a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today announced that its Alere HIV Combo, a rapid point-of-care fourth-generation test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen, has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification, making it available for public sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

Published
17 July 2016
From
Alere press release
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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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