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Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs

The Labour leader told PinkNews.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he was alarmed by reports of healthcare professionals failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of carrying the virus. “The Government has a responsibility to work with GPs and health centres to make sure, not only are they aware of their responsibilities, but also to encourage them to provide testing” he said.

Published
20 March 2014
From
Pink News
Monitoring may be an option for people living with HIV diagnosed with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

Up to 62% of people living with HIV who have high-grade pre-cancerous cell changes may experience an improvement in their condition over two years without any

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Review: Dean Street Express

I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

Published
14 March 2014
From
My Gay London
MedMira Receives Approval To Market Reveal® Rapid HIV Test With New Features in Europe

MedMira Inc. (TSXV: MIR) has received approval to market an enriched version of its Reveal HIV test that simplifies the test procedure, enabling direct use of whole blood specimens – making the test even more convenient for point-of-care test users, especially in emergency situations when every second counts.

Published
13 March 2014
From
MedMira press release
Massive scale-up of HIV testing, plus HIV treatment on diagnosis, needed to curtail UK gay epidemic

Increasing the proportion of HIV-positive gay men in the UK who have an undetectable viral load from the current figure of around 60% to 90% could

Published
11 March 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Freeing babies from being born with HIV

The proportion of HIV-positive diagnosed women passing (transmitting) their infection to their babies in the UK is now at its lowest ever level, having dropped four-fold in 10 years. At the heart of this success story sits a world-leading screening programme.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Public Health England
Heart attack risk in people with HIV may be falling – but not in women

A number of studies at last week’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) examined whether people with HIV had an elevated risk of heart attack and

Published
10 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Is the UK prepared for HIV home testing kits?

In a little over four weeks, it will be legal to pop into the supermarket, buy an HIV home testing kit and within 20 minutes of using it at home, get a result.

Published
10 March 2014
From
Herald Scotland
Self-testing encourages very high uptake of HIV testing in Malawi study

A community-based self-testing programme achieved 76% uptake of HIV testing in urban Malawi, with very high accuracy of test reading and linkage to care, researchers from Malawi,

Published
07 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn

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