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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
How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

Published
04 December 2017
From
The Observer
For World AIDS Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has bluntly titled its new report Blind Spot and notes in its first sentence that focusing on boys and men may seem “counterintuitive” given the gender inequalities that often put girls and women at a disadvantage when it comes to infection and treatment. But data speak. O

Published
01 December 2017
From
Science
Many Americans still get their HIV diagnosis years after infection

Many people with HIV in the United States are still being diagnosed with HIV late, and therefore not getting the full therapeutic and prevention benefits of starting

Published
30 November 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Mark World AIDS Day

Their first official outing as a newly engaged couple will include HIV activism.

Published
30 November 2017
From
Poz
HIV testing rate among children and adolescents boosted after caregivers receive a cash incentive

Children and adolescents are more likely to be tested for HIV if their parents or caregivers are offered a cash incentive, according to the results

Published
29 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
About 15% of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, report says

Half of the Americans recently diagnosed with HIV had been living with the virus for at least three years without realizing it, missing out on opportunities for early treatment and in some cases spreading it to others, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Published
29 November 2017
From
Los Angeles Times
1 in 2 people living with HIV in Europe is diagnosed late: ECDC and WHO urge improvement in testing practices

The HIV epidemic continues to rise at an alarming pace in the European Region, mostly in its eastern part, which is home to almost 80% of the 160 000 new HIV diagnoses. Over half (51%) of the reported HIV diagnoses happen in a late stage of infection and the proportion diagnosed late increases with age.

Published
28 November 2017
From
World Health Organization
Amber Rudd takes HIV test to reduce stigma

The home secretary and a host of cross-party MPs have been tested for HIV - to encourage others to do the same. Amber Rudd took the blood test with Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Labour's Liz Kendall to to promote National HIV Testing Week.

Published
23 November 2017
From
BBC News
Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants

Confirmatory HIV testing can substantially reduce the number of infants in South Africa who may be falsely diagnosed as HIV-infected and started on unneeded treatment, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

Published
22 November 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
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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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