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How should HIV self-testing services be provided?

Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Terrence Higgins Trust: Why we’re embracing digital innovation

One of Terrence Higgins Trust’s strategic priorities is to end HIV transmission. A key part of this is to get more people, and particularly those most at risk, testing regularly for HIV. That means we need to look at new ways to reach people, deliver testing and normalise the whole experience.

Published
15 February 2017
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Charity Comms
Sustained reductions in sexual risk behaviour following couples’ HIV testing

A programme of couples’ HIV testing and counselling in Zambia appears to result in durable reductions in sex without a condom in couples where one person has

Published
09 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Australia urged to fast-track approval of HIV self-testing devices

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has urged the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to fast-track the national approval of HIV self-testing devices.

Published
07 February 2017
From
Star Observer
Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities

IAPAC launched Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities during a joint Brazilian National STI, HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Program - IAPAC meeting of that country’s cities held January 26, 2017, in Brasília. Developed in collaboration with ASLM, the recommendations promote interventions to break down barriers to this testing technology and promote linkage to HIV care and prevention.

Published
31 January 2017
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IAPAC
Reversing the HIV epidemic: Europe needs to scale-up prevention, testing and treatment

In a two-day conference organised in collaboration between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECDC, HIV experts from across the European Union discussed how to reverse this trend and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by 2030.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Chembio wins approval to sell HIV-syphilis test overseas

Chembio Diagnostics Inc. has secured approval to sell its combination test for HIV and syphilis in most of Europe and the Caribbean, officials said.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Newsday
Vladimir Putin drops plan to fine Russians who refuse to sign government HIV register

Health Ministry says 824,000 of the estimated 850,000 HIV-positive people in Russia have already been added to the registry.

Published
23 January 2017
From
The Independent
Patients with severe mental illnesses slip between cracks in HIV testing

People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus, according to a study headed by UC San Francisco.

Published
18 January 2017
From
Medical Xpress
DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

For R59.95 South Africans can now purchase an HIV testing kit from a local pharmacy and screen themselves for infection in the privacy of their homes – effectively by-passing the health system altogether.

Published
17 January 2017
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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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