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Terrence Higgins Trust relaunches postal HIV testing service for gay and bisexual men

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is to mark National HIV Testing Week (22nd – 30th November) by relaunching its highly popular postal HIV testing service for gay and bisexual men.

Published
14 hours ago
From
Terrence Higgins Trust press release
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among people with HIV and clinic staff to a trial that

Published
16 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
London churches open HIV testing centres: 'People with HIV are not cursed'

HIV testing clinics have been opened in churches across London in the hopes of combatting high rates of infection as well as social stigma among the African population. Four African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Dagenham and Wood Green are involved in the project, which is coinciding with National HIV Testing Week from November 22 to 30.

Published
21 November 2014
From
ChristianToday
HIV in the UK: 76% diagnosed, 90% on treatment, 90% undetectable

The UK’s annual epidemiological report, released yesterday, shows that the country already provides HIV treatment to 90% of people attending clinical services and that 90% of those

Published
19 November 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Restoring and maintaining a high CD4 count possible for vast majority of people living with HIV in France

A large French study has shown that the vast majority of people living with HIV who started treatment since 2000 in a national cohort achieved a CD4

Published
12 November 2014
By
Alain Volny-Anne
The genetics of coping with HIV

We respond to infections in two fundamental ways. One is 'resistance,' where the body attacks the invading pathogen and reduces its numbers. Another, which is much less well understood, is 'tolerance,' where the body tries to minimize the damage done by the pathogen. A study using data from a large Swiss cohort of HIV-infected individuals gives us a glimpse into why some people cope with HIV better than others.

Published
12 November 2014
From
Science Daily
What are the barriers that could stop HIV treatment becoming HIV prevention?

One of the key strategies involved in trying to bring an end to the HIV epidemic is to increase the proportion of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

Published
12 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
More straight people than gay people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent

Straight people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent now outnumber gay people who are diagnosed, according to a new study. The research, carried out at Canterbury Christ Church University, found that the number of diagnoses among men who have sex with men is now lower than for straight people.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Pink News
Study Finds Retention Problems Among South African Patients Receiving HIV Treatment

Fewer than half of patients who tested HIV-positive at a Johannesburg, South Africa clinic returned to complete eligibility testing for antiretroviral therapy (ART), suggesting that “strategies to reduce attrition from all stages of care are urgently needed,” a new study led by a BU researcher finds.

Published
07 November 2014
From
Boston University press release
HIV self-test maker to raise £150,000

An Essex company which aims to be the first to bring a HIV self-test to the UK market is on track to raise £150,000 through a crowdfunding round.

Published
07 November 2014
From
Insider Media
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