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UK: Latest evidence on sexual health screening published

New resources outlining the latest evidence on sexual health screening have been released by Public Health England (PHE). The package reveals the latest evidence on the impact and economics of opportunistic chlamydia screening, and HIV screening and testing.

Published
25 April 2014
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Expanded HIV testing may find more acute infections as well as more late presenters

Expanding HIV testing into local hospitals and primary care may not only find more people who have lived with HIV for a long time without knowing it,

Published
07 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV testing: Home Sampling vs. Home Testing, a primer for users (and others)

Home testing and home sampling are not one and the same and it is important for potential users  and their providers to understand the key differences between the two.

Published
07 April 2014
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HIV Testing and Self-Testing: Answers to frequently asked questions

This document provides important information for people thinking about buying a self-test kit for HIV, or having an HIV test. UK law changed in April 2014 and self-test kits for HIV can now be sold in England, Scotland and Wales. At the moment no self-test kits for HIV have been CE marked for the UK or EU market, but this is expected to change in 2014/15.

Published
06 April 2014
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Public Health England
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
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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
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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
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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

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