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World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

Published
17 September 2018
From
UNAIDS
Portugal approves sale of test kits for HIV, hepatitis in pharmacies

Kits to test HIV, hepatitis B and C will be allowed to be sold in Portugal's pharmacies without prescription under new legislation approved by the government on Thursday.

Published
14 September 2018
From
Xinhua
UK: Black Straight Men Face Highest Rate Of Late Diagnosis of HIV

A study has revealed that black African heterosexual men are most likely to be diagnosed of HIV late

Published
13 September 2018
From
The Voice
Doing it for themselves: Communities pioneer new HIV testing approach in Vietnam

People from the men who have sex with men, female sex workers and people who inject drug communities were trained to use HIV test kits and to counsel their peers to take a test.

Published
12 September 2018
From
AVERT
Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Infectious Disease Advisor interviewed the following experts to discuss the challenges and clinical implications pertaining to HIV-2.

Published
04 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV

International study highlights role crowdsourced campaigns can play in helping men overcome their reluctance to get proper testing

Published
04 September 2018
From
South China Morning Post
HIV diagnoses in gay men in the UK decreased by a third in two years

New HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen again, with the greatest reduction seen in gay and bisexual men. Previously diagnoses in this group increased

Published
04 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
04 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Catch device lets users in developing countries test themselves for HIV at home

British product designer Hans Ramzan has created a pocket-sized device that enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home. The self-testing mechanism, called Catch, was designed to be low cost and easy to use in order to encourage people in developing countries with limited access to healthcare to check themselves at home.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Dezeen
What does ‘undetectable’ really mean?

Things you need to know about the HIV breakthrough.

Published
26 August 2018
From
Daily Xtra
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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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