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HIV self-testing kits to become available on high street with Superdrug leading initiative

HIV self-testing kits are to be available to buy on the high street for the first time, it has been announced. Superdrug will become the first retailer to offer the kit across its 200 stores for £33.99.

Published
08 August 2018
From
ITV
DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe's fight against AIDS

Under an initiative launched in 2016, the kits are sold for $3 to $5 in pharmacies and are free at public health centres as part of a drive to ensure 90 percent of Zimbabweans know their HIV status by 2020 and receive treatment quickly if needed.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Reuters
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
HIV self-testing is greatly preferred to clinic testing by young South African bi/gay men

A study that gave HIV self-testing kits out to 127 mainly young men who have sex with men (MSM) in two regions in north-east South Africa

Published
02 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Rwanda to allow pharmacies sell oral HIV self-testing kits

Selected pharmacies in the Rwandan capital Kigali are in line to begin selling over-the- counter oral HIV self-testing kits, Rwanda’s New Times Daily has reported. The report added that the price of the kit had also been slashed by half as a result of a government-private sector partnership. It said over 20 pharmacies in Kigali were receiving training on how to administer the kits.

Published
01 June 2018
From
Africanews
PrEP may make it hard to tell if someone has an HIV infection

It may be very difficult to tell if someone who has just started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has actually caught HIV just before or just

Published
23 May 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

For infants born with HIV, a rapid introduction to necessary treatment is often the lifeline between whether a child will live or die. The recent introduction of a life-saving, point-of-care diagnostic technology in sub-Saharan Africa could become a global solution to preventing infant deaths from HIV.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Devex
Multi-disease testing offers new ways to streamline disease management, Unitaid report says

Innovators are responding to the world’s growing co-infection crisis by developing devices that can quickly, accurately diagnose multiple diseases at a time. Unitaid’s new landscape report, launched today, profiles more than 95 such devices, already on the market or in development, all of which address at least one of Unitaid’s key disease areas—HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

Published
02 February 2018
From
Unitaid
A More Sensitive Saliva-Based HIV Test Is in the Works

Preliminary experiments suggest that the investigatory saliva test can identify HIV earlier in the course of infection compared with currently available spit-based assays. However, this experimental test will not likely identify new HIV infections as early as a blood test can.

Published
25 January 2018
From
Poz
Alere Detect Effective as Rapid HIV-2 Test

The Alere q HIV-1/2 Detect test (Alere) can differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 100% of samples, according to a new study. The test is the only point-of-care nucleic acid test (NAT) currently able to detect HIV-2.

Published
07 December 2017
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition
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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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