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HIV Test Prompts Proposal for Porn Film Moratorium

The adult film industry announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV.

Published
22 August 2013
From
ABC News
High proportion of Canadian patients with HIV-HCV co-infection and liver cirrhosis are not having ultrasounds to check for liver cancer

Over a third of HIV-positive people with hepatitis C virus-related liver cirrhosis are not having regular ultrasound examinations to check for possible liver cancer, Canadian research published in

Published
22 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Let's Just Test All Healthcare Professionals and All Patients for HIV

The more we normalise HIV and HIV testing, the better it will be for everyone. An HIV-positive dentist who has been diagnosed and is on treatment is no threat to anyone. A person with undiagnosed HIV puts their own health in jeopardy as well as that of their sexual partners and healthcare professionals.

Published
21 August 2013
From
Huffington Post UK
Southern Africa: SADC Considers Universal HIV Testing

Several leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), speaking at the organisation's weekend summit in Lilongwe, called on member states to adopt the principle of universal testing for HIV, rather than leaving it up to each citizen to decide whether to take an HIV test or not.

Published
20 August 2013
From
AllAfrica
Shop front rapid HIV test site an Australian first

Rapid HIV testing is now being offered in a ‘shop front’ setting, the first of its kind in Australia.

Published
19 August 2013
From
Gay News Network
Mugabe calls for forced HIV, Aids testing

President Robert Mugabe has suggested Sadc should adopt forced HIV and Aids testing to curb the endemic because those who are volunteering to be tested are not necessarily the infected people.

Published
19 August 2013
From
Newsday
Malawi CSOs against forced HV testing for sex workers, pregnant women

Malawi human rights groups have criticized the decision by government to introduce compulsory regulation forcing suspected sex workers, pregnant women and other groups to undergo HIV testing.

Published
19 August 2013
From
Nyasa Times
HIV Home Testing: A cautious welcome

A critical perspective on recent claims for the potential impact of self-testing for HIV.

Published
16 August 2013
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Report on the First International Symposium on Self-Testing for HIV

Report on a symposium convened to discuss the legal, ethical, gender, human rights and public health implications of HIVST scale-up. It brought together ethicists, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, activists and donors to present their experiences and research findings on HIVST. The aim of the meeting was to develop a consensus statement and to publish a framework and series of papers to catalyse and support policy change regarding HIVST.

Published
15 August 2013
From
World Health Organization
Legal barrier to self-testing for HIV in UK to be lifted

The Department of Health announced an important change to HIV testing policy for the United Kingdom this week. From April 2014, HIV self-testing kits approved by the

Published
15 August 2013
By
Keith Alcorn

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