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UK law passes sales of HIV home tests before they exist

Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain.

Published
06 April 2014
From
BBC Health
Home sampling for HIV testing – high demand, 1 in 60 are HIV positive

Pilot projects, testing innovative ways for individuals to take their own saliva or blood sample and return it to a laboratory for analysis, have found that the

Published
04 April 2014
By
Roger Pebody
An estimated 29,000 undiagnosed HIV cases in France

An estimated 29,000 individuals in France were living with undiagnosed HIV infection in 2010, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Sixty per cent of

Published
03 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
NHS HIV testing in need of radical change, say experts

The current system of HIV-testing on the NHS is failing patients and should be radically overhauled, according to new research presented at the joint British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Conference in Liverpool (1-4 April 2014).

Published
02 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
GPs are a 'potential barrier' to widespread HIV testing, experts say

A study of GP attitudes found that just 14% of GPs felt that HIV testing should be routinely offered to everyone aged 18-44 years.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Practice Business
New report: key questions and good practice on instant result self-testing for HIV

The report from HIV Scotland gives detail on self-testing and recommendations on how the NHS, Scottish Government and third sector organisations can navigate the opportunities and challenges this new development will bring.

Published
31 March 2014
From
HIV Scotland
Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs

The Labour leader told PinkNews.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he was alarmed by reports of healthcare professionals failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of carrying the virus. “The Government has a responsibility to work with GPs and health centres to make sure, not only are they aware of their responsibilities, but also to encourage them to provide testing” he said.

Published
20 March 2014
From
Pink News
Freeing babies from being born with HIV

The proportion of HIV-positive diagnosed women passing (transmitting) their infection to their babies in the UK is now at its lowest ever level, having dropped four-fold in 10 years. At the heart of this success story sits a world-leading screening programme.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Public Health England
Is the UK prepared for HIV home testing kits?

In a little over four weeks, it will be legal to pop into the supermarket, buy an HIV home testing kit and within 20 minutes of using it at home, get a result.

Published
10 March 2014
From
Herald Scotland
Self-testing encourages very high uptake of HIV testing in Malawi study

A community-based self-testing programme achieved 76% uptake of HIV testing in urban Malawi, with very high accuracy of test reading and linkage to care, researchers from Malawi,

Published
07 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn

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