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  • UK health services
    Virgin Care: Getting Rich on the NHS
    Channel 4 | 30 October 2012

    'Virgin, they run airlines and everything else but they can't run a medical centre', said one of the residents. In Teesside, where the company provides sexual health tests, the service repeatedly missed targets on the numbers of people screened for Chlamydia. A memo revealed staff were asked to take home testing kits to use on friends and family to help make the numbers up.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Two HIV-Positive Couples Forced To Leave Village
    Jakarta Globe | 29 October 2012

    Two married couples have been forced from their village in East Kalimantan after information circulated that they had been infected with HIV.

  • Types of HIV tests
    Cheap, Ultra-Sensitive Colour Test Spots Early HIV, Cancer
    Medical News Today | 29 October 2012

    Researchers in the UK have developed a "naked eye" colour test for virus and disease biomarkers that is ten times more sensitive than current gold standard methods. They have tested it on HIV and prostate cancer biomarkers, and suggest it offers a cheap and simple way of spotting early onset of these and other diseases that could be of particular benefit in poorer countries.

  • Diagnosing children
    Trial of HIV test for babies in Africa could make a big difference
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 29 October 2012

    The first-of-a-kind test will deliver a diagnosis in less than an hour while mother and child are still in the clinic -- and, if all goes well, could dramatically improve the rates in which infected infants are diagnosed and treated.The test is a miniaturized, inexpensive version of the p24 HIV test and is designed specifically for use in developing countries.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    For many destitute Kenyans, illegal sales of anti-HIV drugs only means of survival
    The Asahi Shimbun | 29 October 2012

    The illegal sale of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that curb HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is rampant in Kenya. Patients who receive the drugs for free under international aid programs are selling them to wealthy people who want to keep their HIV secret, or to those elsewhere in Africa who face difficulties obtaining the medication.

  • Types of HIV tests
    Golden solution to inexpensive test for HIV
    New Scientist | 29 October 2012

    The new test picked up HIV at levels too low to detect with DNA-based PCR tests – ironically, considered the gold standard of HIV testing.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Glaxo & Pfizer rejig joint venture deal with Shionogi
    ShareCast | 29 October 2012

    ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture (JV) between drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, is to acquire the exclusive global rights to the assets of Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare, a JV set up with Shionogi, the Japanese pharmaceuticals firm.

  • Global health initiatives
    Harmful effects of global health initiatives are exaggerated
    Royal Society of Medicine press release | 29 October 2012

    An evaluation of the scientific evidence on the effects of global health initiatives on the health systems of developing countries concludes that the harmful effects have been exaggerated. The systematic review found that much of the research literature did not fulfil the requirements of rigorous scientific evidence.

  • Combatting stigma
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi calls for zero discrimination of people living with HIV
    UNAIDS | 29 October 2012

    Nobel peace prize winner and Member of Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi calls on her fellow citizens and people around the globe to eliminate stigma and discrimination, which people living with HIV often face.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Australia: Half have HIV status disclosed without giving OK
    The Age | 29 October 2012

    JUST over half of people with HIV have had their health status disclosed without their permission, and most have felt stigmatised, two new reports will reveal.

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