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How do we treat the world? Experts discuss moving to universal HIV treatment

What practical steps does the global healthcare community need to take in order to expand HIV treatment so that it can reach everyone who is diagnosed? And

Published
21 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
HIV new diagnoses, treatment and care in the UK: 2015 report

HIV specialist treatment and care in the UK remains excellent. Of all people attending for care in 2014, 91% were on ART, of whom 95% were virally suppressed and very unlikely to be infectious to others.

Published
20 October 2015
From
Public Health England
At least 25,000 people in the US may now be using PrEP

As many as 30,000 people in the US may now be taking pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV, the fourth IAPAC Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals summit

Published
14 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Churches effective locations for increasing HIV testing and treatment among pregnant women

Churches and other faith-based centres could be prime venues for offering HIV testing to pregnant women and linking those who test positive with antiretroviral treatment (ART), according to new research from Nigeria published in The Lancet Global Health.

Published
14 October 2015
From
Medical News Today
European HIV- Hepatitis testing week 2015: Participating in 2015?

Participating in 2015? You'll need to sign up again even if you participated in previous years.

Published
13 October 2015
From
European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week
Simplified HIV Test and same-day treat program associated with better coverage and much lower mortality in China

A 'Test and Treat' protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62 percent reduction in mortality among participants, according to a new study. This before-and-after analysis suggests that broader implementation of the program may inexpensively improve outcomes for HIV-positive individuals in China.

Published
08 October 2015
From
Science Daily
FS, the UK gay men's sex and health magazine, magazine celebrates its 150th issue with its biggest gay sex survey

FS magazine celebrates its 150th issue with the big gay sex survey results. We surveyed over 3,000 gay men and bring you the results. These include finding that two-thirds of gay men used ocndoms the last time they had anal sex, that 69% now know what PrEP is but that only 51% understand what being positive and undetectable means.

Published
08 October 2015
From
GMFA
Detecting HIV diagnostic antibodies with DNA nanomachines

A nanoscale machine composed of synthetic DNA can be used for the rapid, sensitive and low-cost diagnosis of many diseases, including HIV.

Published
07 October 2015
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Nearly Half of Canadians Living with HIV Start Treatment Late

HIV testing in parts of Canada remains based on “perceived risk” and could be keeping people living with the disease from discovering their status. A new study, based on the largest Canadian database of people living with HIV, finds nearly half of those surveyed started antiretroviral treatment (ART) when they had already reached an AIDS-defining illness or a weakened immune system.

Published
06 October 2015
From
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
TV star Dr Christian condemns ‘joke’ HIV test apps and calls on app stores to ban them

Television star Dr Christian Jessen has condemned mobile apps which allow users to “prank” friends into thinking they are HIV positive.

Published
03 October 2015
From
Pink News

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