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Can self-testing engage 'hard-to-reach' men with HIV testing?

Adding HIV self-testing as an additional option to a door-to-door programme offering HIV testing in Zambia boosted the uptake of HIV testing among men, younger adults and

Published
25 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
OraSure Technologies Receives World Health Organization Prequalification of OraQuick® HIV Self-Test

OraSure Technologies, Inc., a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced that its OraQuick® HIV Self-Test (HIVST) has been Prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Published
22 July 2017
From
Orasure press release
Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

Data from the partner services programme in New York City suggests that gay men who have previously used an HIV self-test tend to seek confirmatory

Published
17 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
South Africa: First HIV test approved for home use to hit shelves

BioSURE HIV Self Test is described by its makers as “South Africa’s only CE-marked HIV self-test and the first HIV test approved for use at home without a medical professional”.

Published
12 May 2017
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The Citizen
Kenya launches self-test kits and PrEP

The Government of Kenya has reinforced its commitment to end AIDS by 2030 by launching two innovative technologies: self-testing for HIV and PrEP.

Published
05 May 2017
From
UNAIDS
Avoiding false positives: rapid HIV tests vary in their accuracy, so need to be used in combination

An evaluation of eight rapid diagnostic tests widely used in a variety of African countries by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that the tests vary

Published
02 May 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Point-of-care test performed on oral fluid failed to detect HIV-1 infection

The OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Test, a point-of-care test able to detect HIV-specific antibodies in blood and oral fluid, frequently failed to detect HIV-1 infection in Botswana and Thailand, suggesting that negative oral fluid results should be confirmed by testing blood samples in longitudinal trials, according to recent study results.

Published
28 March 2017
From
Healio
Simple risk score can identify gay men who may have acute HIV infection

Seven simple questions about symptoms and risk factors identified three-quarters of gay men in Amsterdam who have acute (very recent) HIV infection, according to a study presented

Published
07 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Australia urged to fast-track approval of HIV self-testing devices

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has urged the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to fast-track the national approval of HIV self-testing devices.

Published
07 February 2017
From
Star Observer
Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities

IAPAC launched Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities during a joint Brazilian National STI, HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Program - IAPAC meeting of that country’s cities held January 26, 2017, in Brasília. Developed in collaboration with ASLM, the recommendations promote interventions to break down barriers to this testing technology and promote linkage to HIV care and prevention.

Published
31 January 2017
From
IAPAC
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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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