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Cheap blood test reveals every virus you've ever been exposed to

Cheap and rapid test allows doctors to access list of every virus that has infected or continues to infect a patient, and could transform disease detection

05 June 2015
New Scientist
Why I Wish I'd Received My HIV Diagnosis At Home

I received my HIV diagnosis nearly four years ago, on 4th August 2011, through an NHS clinic. The experience was horrific and, given the choice now, I think I'd have preferred home-testing.

29 April 2015
First HIV home test approved for sale in UK

The BioSure HIV Self Test, designed to be used by untrained users at home was granted a CE mark yesterday, making it the first HIV

24 April 2015
Roger Pebody
Self-testing for HIV in low-income, high-incidence countries could save money, could improve outcomes . . . but it’s complicated, analysis finds

Introducing self-testing in a country like Zimbabwe, where HIV incidence is high, resources to confront HIV are limited, and only about half the people who live with HIV know they have the virus, could save about $75 million over the next 20 years, with some health benefits, besides. That would make the self-testing more cost-effective than the current situation.

10 April 2015
Science Speaks
HIV home-testing kit awaiting approval from Australia's drug regulator

Researchers hope an oral HIV test will be approved by Australia’s drug regulator for home use, saying it would curb infection rates by diagnosing people earlier so they can take steps to prevent spreading the virus.

10 March 2015
The Guardian
bioLytical's INSTI HIV/Syphilis Multiplex Test Cleared for European Market

bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a leading manufacturer of rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests, announced today that its INSTI™ HIV/Syphilis Multiplex Test has been cleared for immediate market entry in the European Union through its' Notified Body. With this approval, the INSTI™ HIV/Syphilis Multiplex Test is available for simultaneous detection of Syphilis, HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in as little as 60 seconds.

16 February 2015
PR Newswire
Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

09 February 2015
Columbia University press release
DIY HIV tests a hit with Scotland’s islanders

ISLANDERS from some of Scotland’s most remote communities have been among the first to take advantage of the country’s free HIV home testing kits.

19 January 2015
The Scotsman
FDA OKs Wider Use of Rapid Test That Better Detects Early HIV

The FDA has granted permission for more widespread use of a rapid test that can detect HIV earlier after infection than standard antibody tests. 

12 December 2014
UNITAID invests to identify some of the 19 million HIV undetected

With an estimated 19 million people living with HIV globally unaware they have the virus, UNITAID is investing $23 million to accelerate access to simple self-tests in three high burden African countries over the next two years.

02 December 2014
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