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Adults at High Risk for HIV Not Testing as Often as Recommended

Only about 60% of U.S. adults with recent HIV-related risk behaviors were ever tested for the virus, and those high-risk individuals who have been tested are not getting tested as frequently as recommended, researchers found.

Published
22 June 2018
From
MedPage Today
Loss of lay counsellors leads to fall in HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal

The withdrawal of lay counsellors from primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal led to a sharp fall in the number of people taking an HIV test

Published
21 June 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

A federal jury in Boston on Monday awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who alleged that two of his former physicians failed to test him for HIV despite risk factors that made him more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

Published
20 June 2018
From
The Boston Globe
Self-testing HIV kit goes on sale in Switzerland

The screening tests can be obtained in pharmacies and drugstores nationwide and are also available via the internet.

Published
19 June 2018
From
SWI
‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration.

Published
15 June 2018
From
AVERT
HIV self-testing kits to go on sale in Germany

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has said he wants people to be able to buy a test they can use at home to check for the immune-deficiency virus HIV. The proposal has been welcomed by a major German AIDS charity.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Deutsche Welle
This is what happened when I ordered my first home-testing STI kit

David Hudson says LGBTI people living in London are increasingly going to be asked to test themselves when it comes to their sexual health

Published
25 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
PrEP may make it hard to tell if someone has an HIV infection

It may be very difficult to tell if someone who has just started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has actually caught HIV just before or just

Published
23 May 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Dean Street Express: We want people without symptoms to order home-testing kits from now on

London sexual health clinic, Dean Street Express, has confirmed that it has slashed the number of appointment slots it now offers. Instead, the Soho clinic wants people without symptoms to order STI home-testing kits.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
WHO Issues First-Ever List Of Essential Diagnostic Tests

The World Health Organization today published its first Essential Diagnostics List, which identifies the most-needed tests for conditions and diseases.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Intellectual Property Watch
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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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