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Australia: HIV home-tests ban lifted but patience required for an accurate result

People needed to be aware it could take up to three months from when first becoming infected until the home oral-swab tests could detect the infection. Those who believed they could have been infected within the past three months should see their doctor for one of the other kinds of HIV tests available instead.

Published
09 July 2014
From
The Guardian
CDC Revises HIV Testing Guidelines to Better ID Early Cases

The CDC has recommended a new HIV testing protocol for laboratories that will better identify acute cases of the virus.

Published
27 June 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Scaling up access to HIV testing through new technologies

What is HIV self-testing and what could it accomplish? This is the first question that a new UNAIDS/WHO technical update on self-testing for HIV addresses. The update aims to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self-testing in order to inform stakeholders who are considering or already implementing such an approach.

Published
28 May 2014
From
UNAIDS
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
From
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
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
MedMira Receives Approval To Market Reveal® Rapid HIV Test With New Features in Europe

MedMira Inc. (TSXV: MIR) has received approval to market an enriched version of its Reveal HIV test that simplifies the test procedure, enabling direct use of whole blood specimens – making the test even more convenient for point-of-care test users, especially in emergency situations when every second counts.

Published
13 March 2014
From
MedMira press release
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
Roche announces launch of the Dual Target HIV-1 Qualitative Test in markets accepting the CE mark

The new test will help increase access for early infant HIV diagnosis and makes sample collection and transportation easy, including in rural areas.

Published
18 February 2014
From
PR Newswire (press release)
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