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Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients

For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?

Published
18 October 2017
From
AllAfrica
About 20% of HIV-positive Russians do not know of their illness — expert

AAbout 80% of Russians infected with HIV already know about their disease, but the remaining 20% cause half of new HIV cases, Chief External Expert for HIV at the Russian Health Ministry Yevgeny Voronin told TASS. More: http://tass.com/society/970598

Published
16 October 2017
From
TASS
CE Marking for world’s only integrated HIV Self-Test from Atomo Diagnostics

Atomo HIV Self Test granted CE Mark; will facilitate rollout in European and other global markets. Test will be available commercially during 2018 via retail, e-commerce and public health channels.

Published
13 October 2017
From
Atomo press release
Prince Harry calls for regular HIV and Aids testing

Prince Harry has paid tribute to his late mother's work in raising awareness of HIV and Aids, and urged more people to "embrace regular testing". The prince was speaking at the Attitude magazine awards, where Princess Diana was posthumously honoured with the Legacy award, 20 years after her death.

Published
13 October 2017
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BBC News
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

Published
09 October 2017
From
MSMGF
HIV diagnoses in the UK fell in gay men last year for the first time since the mid-1990s, Public Health England confirms

The 2016 HIV surveillance figures released by Public Health England (PHE) today reveal that what has already been reported for specific clinics and at conferences is true nationally:

Published
03 October 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Virally suppressed people have “effectively no risk” of transmitting HIV, says US CDC: but how many are suppressed?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used 27 September, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, to announce that HIV diagnoses had fallen in white

Published
03 October 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Amsterdam PrEP failure patient had unusual course of HIV infection

At last February’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dutch clinicians presented a so-far unique case of a man who had apparently become infected

Published
02 October 2017
By
Gus Cairns
HIV diagnoses on the rise among over-50s in Europe

Just over one in six people diagnosed with HIV in Europe between 2004 and 2015 was over 50 years of age, and new diagnoses in

Published
27 September 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Marathon training is safe for people with HIV

Marathon run training is safe for people with HIV, investigators from Germany report in BMC Infectious Diseases. Training also had a number of beneficial effects,

Published
21 September 2017
By
Michael Carter
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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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