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HIV tests for GPs' new patients could save lives and money, says study

Researchers find fourfold increase in diagnosis rate when testing carried out as part of surgeries’ registration health check.

Published
31 July 2017
From
The Guardian
IAS 2017: UNITAID, partners boost HIV self-test access in six African countries

The UNITAID-led HIV Self-Testing Africa consortium will expand the reach of its project from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabswe to include South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland leaders of the effort announced here Monday.

Published
27 July 2017
From
Science Speaks
90-90-90 progress in southern Africa: HIV testing gap needs to be closed in young people and men

Three African countries with high burdens of HIV infection are achieving very high levels of HIV treatment initiation and viral suppression but need to make better progress

Published
25 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Can self-testing engage 'hard-to-reach' men with HIV testing?

Adding HIV self-testing as an additional option to a door-to-door programme offering HIV testing in Zambia boosted the uptake of HIV testing among men, younger adults and

Published
25 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
High uptake of HIV self-testing by female sex workers in African countries

A year ago there was virtually no evidence on the acceptability and feasibility of HIV self-testing in female sex workers, but a series of presentations from Zimbabwe,

Published
25 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Programme to provide free self-tests helps gay men to test for HIV more often

Providing free HIV self-testing kits to gay and bisexual men is an effective way to increase the frequency with which men test for HIV and the number

Published
24 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
OraSure Technologies Receives World Health Organization Prequalification of OraQuick® HIV Self-Test

OraSure Technologies, Inc., a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced that its OraQuick® HIV Self-Test (HIVST) has been Prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Published
22 July 2017
From
Orasure press release
Gates is Still Gunning for HIV. Here's the Latest

One area of focus in the foundation’s five-point strategy is improving diagnostic testing. This area may not sound as critical as ensuring access to antiretroviral medication. In fact, though, improving diagnosis can go a long way toward stopping the spread of HIV.

Published
19 July 2017
From
Inside Philanthropy
Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

Data from the partner services programme in New York City suggests that gay men who have previously used an HIV self-test tend to seek confirmatory

Published
17 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Viral Rebound Unlikely for Many on ART

British investigators have determined that a substantial proportion of people with HIV who are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) will not experience viral rebound during their lifetime.

Published
14 July 2017
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition

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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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