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Investigating late HIV diagnoses as serious incidents may spur change across the health system

Investigating cases of very late HIV diagnosis through the NHS’ serious incident reporting process allows identification of the reasons for late diagnosis and provides an

Published
28 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
HIV testing should be seen as routine practice, says NICE in new draft quality standard

Millions of people could be offered HIV tests during routine appointments as outlined by NICE.

Published
27 March 2017
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NICE
Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression,

Published
20 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Simple risk score can identify gay men who may have acute HIV infection

Seven simple questions about symptoms and risk factors identified three-quarters of gay men in Amsterdam who have acute (very recent) HIV infection, according to a study presented

Published
07 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
How should HIV self-testing services be provided?

Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Sustained reductions in sexual risk behaviour following couples’ HIV testing

A programme of couples’ HIV testing and counselling in Zambia appears to result in durable reductions in sex without a condom in couples where one person has

Published
09 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Australia urged to fast-track approval of HIV self-testing devices

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has urged the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to fast-track the national approval of HIV self-testing devices.

Published
07 February 2017
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Star Observer
DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

For R59.95 South Africans can now purchase an HIV testing kit from a local pharmacy and screen themselves for infection in the privacy of their homes – effectively by-passing the health system altogether.

Published
17 January 2017
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Health-e
Health Matters: Your questions on increasing the uptake of HIV testing

Questions from health professionals and answers from Public Health England.

Published
04 January 2017
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Public Health England
Every missed HIV diagnosis is a failure of care

Response from Professor Chloe Orkin, chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to an article discouraging GPs from offering HIV testing.

Published
24 December 2016
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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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