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Early infant HIV testing at birth and at 6 weeks of age will save lives, extend life expectancy and is cost-effective for South Africa, study finds

Early infant HIV diagnosis in South Africa will save lives, extend life expectancy and be cost-effective, according to a modelling study published in the online edition

Published
22 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Spanish study gives reassurance: small HIV blips do not predict treatment failure

A very low viral load (20-49 copies/ml) during HIV therapy does not increase the risk of the subsequent virological failure of treatment (viral load above 200 copies/ml), according

Published
21 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Dodgy kits give dodgy results

We are reminding people to be careful when ordering STI test kits or HIV self-test kits online and to always make sure medical devices used for sexual health has a CE mark and is bought from a legitimate online retailer.

Published
19 September 2016
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Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agenc
Ugandan experience shows TB detection can be successfully incorporated into community HIV testing campaigns

Community health campaigns provide an opportunity to detect previously undiagnosed cases of tuberculosis (TB), investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
16 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Emergency department’s routine HIV testing has helped identify dozens living undiagnosed

A London hospital that introduced routine HIV screening for emergency patients has helped diagnose dozens of people who were unaware they were living with HIV.

Published
15 September 2016
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Pink News
Where would gay men prefer to take their next HIV test?

Among English gay men who have never previously taken a test for HIV, self-testing and self-sampling are the most popular options for a future HIV test, but

Published
15 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Sexual health charity launches new edition of popular booklet to improve HIV diagnosis and care in general practice

A new 2016 edition of MEDFASH's " HIV in Primary Care" has been published. An essential guide for GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary healthcare team.

Published
12 September 2016
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MEDFASH press release
San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On 1 September the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has

Published
05 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Making a difference in your organisation: Why workplace HIV testing makes sense

In November 2015 I proudly launched the UK’s largest workplace testing event at Transport for London (TfL).Bringing the testing to people de-stigmatised getting tested, a work environment was actually preferable to a medical one as strange as that might seem.

Published
25 August 2016
From
Martyn Loukes
HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.

Published
24 August 2016
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BBC Health

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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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