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The Comfort of Blaming Other People for New HIV Cases

The college student had real concern in his eyes when he asked me a question during a recent presentation at American University. “Isn’t it true,” he asked, “that the HIV epidemic continues because people who know they are positive keep infecting other people?” It is a question I have heard before, in one way or another, and it always makes me cringe. Not only does it thrust all culpability onto those living with HIV, it also promotes a narrative that being infected with HIV chemically changes our moral fiber and transforms us into abusive monsters.

Published
28 April 2016
From
My Fabulous Disease
Sub-Saharan women using modern contraceptives more likely to be HIV tested

Women in sub-Saharan Africa who use modern contraceptives are more likely to be tested for HIV than those who do not, according to a study published April 25, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Katherine Center from the University of Arizona and colleagues.

Published
27 April 2016
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Opt-out HIV testing in a hospital emergency department may cost less than managing two patients with undiagnosed HIV

Opt-out HIV testing in accident and emergency departments in areas of high HIV prevalence is likely to save NHS trusts money by avoiding expensive in-patient admissions for

Published
26 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
China promotes self-testing kits to boost HIV battle

China is to make HIV self-testing kits more widely available in an attempt to diagnose as many people as possible and provide them with timely treatment. The development was disclosed by the nation's leading AIDS specialist in an exclusive interview with China Daily.

Published
25 April 2016
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China.org.cn
Simple outreach on dating websites increases HIV testing rate

A simple online outreach intervention – in which a health educator engaged in conversation and responded to questions about HIV testing on dating and hook-up websites for

Published
05 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Opt-out HIV/HBV/HCV testing for patients attending emergency departments identifies significant number of new infections

A week-long pilot study involving nine UK emergency departments has shown that routine, opt-out testing for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can

Published
22 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
CROI 2016: HIV trial data raises the question of how to end an epidemic when men are “missing but in action...”

Studies highlighting HIV treatment gaps among men and how to address them.

Published
01 March 2016
From
Science Speaks
PopART trial shows feasibility of reaching 90-90-90 targets for testing and treatment coverage in Zambia and South Africa

Early findings from the PopART study of the impact of a test-and-treat strategy on antiretroviral treatment coverage and HIV incidence show that after one round of household-based

Published
25 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Partner notification feasible and effective in African settings

Partner notification programmes, offering HIV testing to the sexual partners of people newly diagnosed with HIV, have rarely been implemented in African countries, but can be highly

Published
25 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
During pregnancy, offering HIV testing at home doubles the proportion of male partners who test

A programme of home visits, partner education and HIV testing for couples in Kenya was able to double the proportion of men who tested during their partner’s

Published
24 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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