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UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus

In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are on treatment—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.

Published
16 July 2014
From
UNAIDS
Physicians struggle to clinically diagnose early HIV infection

Most physicians are unable to use clinical skills to differentiate those who should and should not be tested for HIV infection, highlighting the importance of routine HIV testing, according to a study published July 15 in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Published
16 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Africa: Could HIV Self-Testing Be a Game Changer in Africa?

In Africa, where fewer than half the people know their HIV status, HIV self-testing is being explored as a way of encouraging more individuals, particularly in high risk groups, to know their status as a first step to seeking treatment, an AIDS charity said on Monday.

Published
16 July 2014
From
AllAfrica
Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Australia: HIV home-tests ban lifted but patience required for an accurate result

People needed to be aware it could take up to three months from when first becoming infected until the home oral-swab tests could detect the infection. Those who believed they could have been infected within the past three months should see their doctor for one of the other kinds of HIV tests available instead.

Published
09 July 2014
From
The Guardian
Australians get access to at-home HIV tests under strategy to cut infections by 2020

The government strategy aims to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 per cent by 2015 and “work towards achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in Australia by 2020”. It wants to increase treatment uptake by people with HIV to 90 per cent with evidence showing that new treatments can help prevent the spread of the virus as well as treat it.

Published
07 July 2014
From
Herald Sun
Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Published
30 June 2014
From
New York Times
National HIV Testing Day 2014: HIV Testing Saves Lives

Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day on which we join with partners from all walks of life to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States, and remind every American that HIV testing saves lives.

Published
27 June 2014
From
Aids.gov blog
CDC Revises HIV Testing Guidelines to Better ID Early Cases

The CDC has recommended a new HIV testing protocol for laboratories that will better identify acute cases of the virus.

Published
27 June 2014
From
AIDSMeds
What is discouraging HIV testing among at-risk populations?

In line with US National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27th, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from being tested for HIV.

Published
26 June 2014
From
Medical News Today

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