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Millions should be offered routine HIV testing, NICE and Public Health England say on World Aids Day

HIV testing should be offered in A&Es and GP practices depending on local HIV prevalence, says NICE in new guidance.

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11 hours ago
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NICE
There may be fewer people living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK than previously thought

Public Health England’s estimate of the number of people who have HIV without being aware of it has been lowered, for the second year running. However, this

Published
01 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody
World Health Organization urges scale-up of HIV self-testing

HIV self-testing (sometimes called ‘home testing’) should be offered as an additional approach to HIV testing services, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends in new guidelines issued

Published
29 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
In 1983, I Used A False Name To Get Tested For HIV - Today, It’s Something To Be Proud Of

The challenges we face are two-fold. One, we need to make HIV testing as accessible as possible and stop relying on people proactively visiting a clinic - we will never reach everyone this way. Two, we must normalise testing.

Published
21 November 2016
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Huffington Post
One man’s story of what it is like to find out he has HIV and how it’s not a death sentence

Alex, 27, a marketing account director, has given a candid interview about his experience with HIV. He was diagnosed at the age of 23 and gave us this frank and emotional account of life before HIV, that dreadful day of diagnosis, and how he’s now living a normal life.

Published
21 November 2016
From
Metro
Self-sampling for HIV testing popular with gay men who have not recently tested, but less uptake by African people

Three quarters of those using England’s free self-sampling service are men who have sex with men, with the service particularly popular among younger men and men who

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
30000 Jamaicans must receive HIV/AIDS treatment to meet WHO guidelines

Jamaica needs to increase the number of people known to be infected with HIV and AIDS who are receiving antiretroviral medication from approximately 9,000 to just over 30,000 – more than triple the current number – in order to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines of “Test and Treat”.

Published
01 November 2016
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Jamaica Observer
Apps and Social Media Can Reach High-Risk HIV Populations

Mobile applications and social media platforms can be cheap and effective ways to deliver messages about HIV testing and adherence to therapy to people at high risk for HIV, experts said here at HIV Drug Therapy 2016.

Published
31 October 2016
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Where would gay men prefer to take their next HIV test?

Among English gay men who have never previously taken a test for HIV, self-testing and self-sampling are the most popular options for a future HIV test, but

Published
15 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Sexual health charity launches new edition of popular booklet to improve HIV diagnosis and care in general practice

A new 2016 edition of MEDFASH's " HIV in Primary Care" has been published. An essential guide for GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary healthcare team.

Published
12 September 2016
From
MEDFASH 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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