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Spanish pharmacy HIV testing programme detects many new infections

A programme in which cheap, 30-minute HIV tests were offered in local pharmacy shops in three Spanish regions, diagnosed over 200 new infections, amounting to 10.6% of

Published
16 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Simplified HIV Test and Treat program associated with better coverage and lower mortality

A "Test and Treat" protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62% reduction in mortality among participants, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

Published
09 September 2015
From
EurekAlert
STI clinic attendees have high HIV diagnosis rates in Netherlands, but many missed opportunities in primary care

Two studies from the Netherlands show that while the proportion of people with HIV who are diagnosed has improved in recent years, the Netherlands lags behind

Published
02 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Russian Lawmakers Advocate Mandatory HIV Testing Plan For Couples Seeking To Marry

The healthcare committee of Russia’s legislative body Duma Wednesday supported a suggestion that would require mandatory HIV testing for all couples seeking to get married.

Published
14 August 2015
From
International Business Times
HIV self-testing may help the 'hard to reach' learn their status, but uncertainties remain

HIV self-testing (or ‘home testing’) is likely to have an important place in future global HIV strategies, but at the moment there are significant gaps in the

Published
26 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
NHS hospital to carry out 'automatic' tests for HIV when you get a blood test

A&E patients at a London hospital will automatically get tested for HIV when they have blood tests – in a bid to help diagnose people who are unaware of their status. St Thomas’ Hospital will become the first in the UK to take the proactive new approach – which means that standard practice will be to test emergency patients for HIV, as part of routine blood tests.

Published
21 July 2015
From
Pink News
World Health Organization urges more HIV testing by non-medical staff, outside of clinical settings, targeted to those who need it the most

In addition to recommending that routine HIV testing in medical settings be expanded to reach new groups of patients, the World Health Organization’s new guidance on HIV

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.

Published
19 July 2015
From
World Health Organization
HIV testing to become routine in innovative Coventry GP pilot

HIV testing in Coventry (UK) is to become a routine part of registering with a GP at ten surgeries across the city, which has the highest prevalence of the condition in the West Midlands.

Published
17 June 2015
From
Medical Xpress
Hepatitis cases responsible for 93% of prison disease reports

The increase in reports reflects significant improvements in testing for hepatitis and other blood borne viruses (BBV) in prisons, which in a major change is moving from an ‘opt-in’ to an ‘opt-out’ policy to help reduce transmissions.

Published
16 June 2015
From
Public Health England press release

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