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What needs to be done to make HIV self-testing a reality?

Self-testing for HIV has great potential to broaden access to HIV testing, the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne heard last week. But for self-testing to play

Published
23 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Nearly half of young gay men in Bangkok not using condoms consistently acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women (MSM) in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence amongst them is running at 9% a year in

Published
23 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference, one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents, it was

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Anal lesions often resolve without treatment in HIV-positive gay men

High-grade anal dysplasia is common among gay men living with HIV, but it often resolves spontaneously and routine treatment may not be beneficial, according to results from

Published
23 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Home-testing acceptable in 'treat everyone' trial: treatment takes longer to accept

The pilot phase of a trial in South Africa that aims to treat everyone living with HIV in a community and compare the effect of this

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
UNAIDS and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has joined with global and regional partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services.

Published
23 July 2014
From
UNAIDS
Bill Clinton, former US president, tells conference AIDS-free generation is in reach

Mr Clinton said one of the biggest challenges the international community faces was the early detection of HIV.

Published
23 July 2014
From
ABC News
High prices hinder access to newer HIV drugs and optimal tests that ensure treatment is working

High prices continue to represent a major barrier to affordable access of both new HIV medicines and viral load testing -- which is the best way to monitor whether treatment is working -- according to two reports released today by international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Published
22 July 2014
From
MSF
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