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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
San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On 1 September the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has

Published
05 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Making a difference in your organisation: Why workplace HIV testing makes sense

In November 2015 I proudly launched the UK’s largest workplace testing event at Transport for London (TfL).Bringing the testing to people de-stigmatised getting tested, a work environment was actually preferable to a medical one as strange as that might seem.

Published
25 August 2016
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Martyn Loukes
Experts call for urgent HIV testing scale-up to reach global goals

With only 51 percent of people aware of their status, experts acknowledge that innovations such as point-of-care testing — also known as rapid HIV testing which enables people to be tested and know their status in the same visit — and self-testing, must be scaled-up.

Published
02 August 2016
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Devex
Prince Harry's HIV test inspired a 500% increase in people checking their status, says charity

The Terrence Higgins Trust described the effect of the prince’s social media appeal as a “groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV ”. The charity was running a pilot scheme offering people the chance to find out their status by sending off for a 15-minute HIV self-testing kit when Harry sat down for his test on Thursday July 14.

Published
27 July 2016
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Daily Mirror
Mapping local HIV epidemics can help target resources to areas with the greatest need

Global health agencies have recently put a new emphasis on geography. UNAIDS have called for programmes to focus on “location and population”. PEPFAR (The US President's Emergency

Published
26 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Access to HIV home tests doubles the frequency of HIV testing in Australian gay men

A randomised trial conducted with Australian gay men has shown that easy access to self-testing kits can double the frequency with which men test for HIV, with

Published
24 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

Published
23 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

Early data from STAR, the largest study yet of HIV self-testing, suggests that there is a strong demand for self-testing in rural Zimbabwe, the 21st International AIDS

Published
22 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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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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