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You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?

Startups are popping up online to help serve what they see as unmet demand for STD testing. The question is whether those companies can survive — at least one left the market before its product even launched — and whether the services they offer get the right tests to the right people.

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NPR
Zambian Health Minister - It’s not Mandatory HIV Testing

Government appears to have backed down on its decision to introduce mandatory testing for HIV in Zambia. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya clarified that what Government will be implementing is routine testing for HIV as part of diagnostic screening to be initiated by the health care provider.

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3 hours ago
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Lusaka Times
Zambian President announces compulsory HIV testing

HIV Testing, Counselling and Treatment has been made compulsory in Zambia in all government-run health facilities, President Edgar Lungu today announced. He said the new policy measure is in response to the government’s HIV agenda of eradicating the virus by 2030.

Published
16 August 2017
From
CGTN Africa
No change in CDC's HIV screening recommendation for MSM

The CDC said it would not change its long-standing recommendation on how frequently to test men who have sex with men for HIV. The agency has recommended since 2006 that U.S. providers offer HIV screening to all sexually active MSM “at least annually.

Published
14 August 2017
From
Healio
Gay sauna fights HIV in Britain with first-of-its-kind test vending machine

Installed at a gay sauna in the southern seaside city of Brighton, the first-of-its-kind machine distributes free fingerprick self-testing kits that can be collected anonymously and used at home, providing results within minutes.

Published
14 August 2017
From
Reuters
Single measures of viral load not effective for assessing HIV suppression status

The percentage of HIV-positive individuals with durable viral suppression may be overestimated when calculated by single measures of viral load, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Published
08 August 2017
From
Healio
Nigerian police arrest 42 gay men at HIV awareness event

Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi told the BBC the event that was held at the hotel was an awareness program aimed at HIV counseling and testing for the LGBT community in Nigeria.

Published
01 August 2017
From
Washington Blade
HIV tests for GPs' new patients could save lives and money, says study

Researchers find fourfold increase in diagnosis rate when testing carried out as part of surgeries’ registration health check.

Published
31 July 2017
From
The Guardian
IAS 2017: UNITAID, partners boost HIV self-test access in six African countries

The UNITAID-led HIV Self-Testing Africa consortium will expand the reach of its project from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabswe to include South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland leaders of the effort announced here Monday.

Published
27 July 2017
From
Science Speaks
90-90-90 progress in southern Africa: HIV testing gap needs to be closed in young people and men

Three African countries with high burdens of HIV infection are achieving very high levels of HIV treatment initiation and viral suppression but need to make better progress

Published
25 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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