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'The earlier you go, the longer you live': HIV self-testing in South Africa

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment.

Published
16 April 2018
From
The Guardian
Spring European Testing Week pilot

We have read your comments, listened to your requests and have given them a lot of thought... therefore, we are pleased to announce a Spring European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week pilot! It will take place on 18-25 May 2018. This pilot aims to promote wide-scale testing and related activities and seeks to complement the November campaign.

Published
11 April 2018
From
European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week
National HIV self-sampling service: 2 year service report

The service aims in particular to increase HIV testing among the most at-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African communities, as well as other individuals at increased risk of HIV. This report summarises who is using the service, the proportions of people testing positive and the costs of the service.

Published
04 April 2018
From
Public Health England
Canada: Fear of Prosecution Over HIV Non-Disclosure Reduces HIV-Negative MSM Testing

According to a recently published study, fear of prosecution over HIV non-disclosure was reported to reduce HIV testing willingness by a minority of HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
03 April 2018
From
MD Magazine
Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders

Grindr, which claims to have 3.3 million daily users from every country in the world, will send men who opt into the service a reminder every three to six months, and simultaneously point them to the nearest testing site. It will also let clinics, gay community centers and other testing sites advertise for free.

Published
27 March 2018
From
New York Times
South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment

South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high

Published
26 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
New South Wales puts 9000 people on PrEP, achieves a one-third decline in new HIV infections

The state of New South Wales in Australia has seen a fall of one-third in diagnoses of recent HIV infection since it started its pre-exposure

Published
15 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma

HIV self-testing is feasible and acceptable for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW), engaging more people than usual testing services,

Published
12 March 2018
By
Roger Pebody
There's an uptick in HIV in these millennial groups. Here's why.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report about HIV trends for people under 30 in the U.S., and the numbers show an increase in one particular group: 25- to 29-year-olds. Rates of HIV testing are low among millennials.

Published
27 February 2018
From
Mashable
Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

For infants born with HIV, a rapid introduction to necessary treatment is often the lifeline between whether a child will live or die. The recent introduction of a life-saving, point-of-care diagnostic technology in sub-Saharan Africa could become a global solution to preventing infant deaths from HIV.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Devex
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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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