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Health Matters: Your questions on increasing the uptake of HIV testing

Questions from health professionals and answers from Public Health England.

Published
04 January 2017
From
Public Health England
Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

Scientists in France have recently noted that while the cascade of HIV care as it is currently envisaged is useful, it does not provide a complete picture of what is occurring in the continuum of care. There are significant delays moving from one step of the cascade to the next - more attention needs to be placed on the time people spend between each stage of the continuum of care.

Published
03 January 2017
From
CATIE
Every missed HIV diagnosis is a failure of care

Response from Professor Chloe Orkin, chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to an article discouraging GPs from offering HIV testing.

Published
24 December 2016
From
Pulse
Why male couples should think about HIV in their relationships

Recent research by my team showed that gay men in relationships perceive themselves to be at less risk of HIV and test less frequently for HIV than single men, despite frequent non-use of condoms with their main partners.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
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.

Published
02 December 2016
From
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
From
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
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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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