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Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs

In Nigeria, more than 3 million people are living with HIV, but less than 400 people at the highest risk of infection are using PrEP, widely regarded as a key tool in the battle against the disease’s spread.

Published
08 November 2018
From
Devex
Older people less likely to be offered an HIV test in English sexual health clinics

Despite their mandate to offer HIV testing to all attendees, sexual health clinics in England are less likely to offer a test to older patients, according to

Published
12 October 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

Published
10 October 2018
From
The Body PRO
How age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

Researchers in California argue that interventions are urgently needed to reach older adults and Hispanics to address HIV testing and beliefs. Older adults, in particular women, did not see themselves at risk of HIV.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Science Daily
At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board?

HIV self-testing received an additional boost at the 22nd International AIDS Conference held last week in Amsterdam. Unitaid, one of its champions, announced two new projects promoting self-testing to a wider population in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
03 August 2018
From
Devex
Outcry in Uganda over compulsory HIV test

Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy.

Published
02 August 2018
From
Deutsche Welle
High uptake of HIV testing when self-tests are offered to outpatients in Malawi

Most models of HIV self-test distribution are based on community settings, but providing self-tests to outpatients at health facilities is a promising strategy, Kathryn Dovel of Partners

Published
25 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Average Interval Between HIV Tests is 1.4 Years in High-Risk Patients

Although a recent report indicated that health care providers may not be offering HIV tests to all higher-risk individuals, further research has found those patients that are getting tested for HIV are not testing annually, as recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
03 July 2018
From
Contagionlive.com
Many high-risk patients report not being tested for HIV at clinical visit

Despite CDC guidance that high-risk individuals be tested for HIV at least annually, about half of men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in the United States who were unaware of their HIV infection reported not being offered testing in the past year even though they had visited a clinician, according data published today in JAMA.

Published
02 July 2018
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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
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MedPage Today
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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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