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Australia: Men not testing regularly enough for HIV

The number of men who have sex with men testing for HIV may be rising, but those who should be testing more often are not doing so.

Published
06 May 2015
From
Gay News Network
Many undiagnosed HIV infections picked up when testing people who have other medical conditions, but implementation challenges remain

A Europe-wide project offering HIV tests to hospital patients with glandular fever symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, a low white blood cell count, a low platelet count or

Published
30 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis

Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Queen Mary press release
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.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Vice
First HIV home test approved for sale in UK

The BioSure HIV Self Test, designed to be used by untrained users at home was granted a CE mark yesterday, making it the first HIV

Published
24 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without regard to perceived risk. Coverage for pregnant Medicare beneficiaries will remain unchanged.

Published
15 April 2015
From
AIDS.gov
Policy of Mandatory HIV Testing of Sex Workers Repealed in Greece

According to a report at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the 2nd of April, repealed the health regulation used to justify roundups and forced HIV testing of people alleged to be sex workers.

Published
15 April 2015
From
Global Network of Sex Work Projects
'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.

Published
10 April 2015
From
Daily Telegraph
Self-testing for HIV in low-income, high-incidence countries could save money, could improve outcomes . . . but it’s complicated, analysis finds

Introducing self-testing in a country like Zimbabwe, where HIV incidence is high, resources to confront HIV are limited, and only about half the people who live with HIV know they have the virus, could save about $75 million over the next 20 years, with some health benefits, besides. That would make the self-testing more cost-effective than the current situation.

Published
10 April 2015
From
Science Speaks
Czech human rights advocates up in arms over proposal to make HIV testing compulsory for high-risk groups

The Czech Health Ministry is pushing a proposed amendment to the law on public health which would make HIV testing compulsory for some people in high risk groups. While the ministry argues that this is to curb the spread of the disease and ensure early treatment, human rights advocates say it would mean a serious breach of human rights.

Published
09 April 2015
From
Radio Prague
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