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Hepatitis C antigen testing could eliminate need for two-step HCV testing, reduce cost of access

Testing for hepatitis C virus core antigen could eventually replace the current two-step procedure for diagnosing chronic hepatitis C infection in lower- and middle-income countries, speeding up

Published
23 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Do It London summer HIV testing campaign launches

London boroughs are launching a new phase of their pioneering Do it London campaign to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV.

Published
21 June 2016
From
London Councils
UK: More gay men than ever getting tested for HIV -- but 1 in 4 still never had a test

More gay and bisexual men than ever are getting tested for HIV, according to new data from the National Gay Men's Sex Survey. The survey is the largest of its kind in the UK and sheds light on the sexual health of men who have sex with men.

Published
21 June 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Less frequent CD4 and viral load monitoring safe for people doing well on ART

The frequency of routine monitoring for people treated with antiretrovirals with viral suppression can be safely reduced from every three months, to every six months, investigators from

Published
13 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
European prize for HIV diagnostic kit

The device, called SAMBA, can accurately and rapidly diagnose HIV using a tiny sample of blood. The kits are used in countries with no laboratory infrastructure and they do not need to be operated by medically trained staff.

Published
12 June 2016
From
Wellcome Trust
HIV self-testing has several advantages, but some barriers to HIV testing likely to remain

A service offering kits for HIV self-testing in South Africa has the potential to improve uptake of HIV testing by individuals who fear breaches of confidentiality or

Published
07 June 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Significant attrition at each stage of HIV care cascade in South Africa

There is significant attrition at each stage of the HIV care continuum in South Africa, according to a study published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
06 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Very high levels of drug resistance seen in people experiencing first-line antiretroviral therapy failure in Kenya

A cross-sectional survey of viral load in patients attending the largest HIV clinic in Kenya has shown that after an average of nearly two years

Published
31 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Hospital will 'automatically' test emergency patients for HIV under Elton John partnership

Under a new scheme at King's College Hospital, every patient over the age of 16 who is having their blood tested will be tested for HIV at the same time, unless they choose to opt out.

Published
26 May 2016
From
PinkNews
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases

Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Published
25 May 2016
From
EurekAlert!
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