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HIV self-testing kits to become available on high street with Superdrug leading initiative

HIV self-testing kits are to be available to buy on the high street for the first time, it has been announced. Superdrug will become the first retailer to offer the kit across its 200 stores for £33.99.

Published
08 August 2018
From
ITV
DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe's fight against AIDS

Under an initiative launched in 2016, the kits are sold for $3 to $5 in pharmacies and are free at public health centres as part of a drive to ensure 90 percent of Zimbabweans know their HIV status by 2020 and receive treatment quickly if needed.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Reuters
Digital innovations are promoting HIV testing and prevention to MSM in Asia

Innovative health promotion interventions engaging men who have sex with men (MSM) in south east Asia through social media, apps, online marketing, video tools and phone services

Published
30 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV elimination in gay men: what is working?

Substantial decreases in HIV diagnoses in key cities show the way to elimination of new HIV diagnoses in gay men, a workshop at the 22nd International AIDS

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
Test and treat studies show high rates of HIV diagnosis, viral suppression

Two large studies of community-based universal test and treat campaigns to promote HIV diagnosis, treatment and prevention, presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in

Published
25 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Universal test and treat greatly improves retention in care

People who started HIV treatment in Swaziland under a universal test and treat policy were seven times more likely to still be in care and to have

Published
25 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
High uptake of HIV testing when self-tests are offered to outpatients in Malawi

Most models of HIV self-test distribution are based on community settings, but providing self-tests to outpatients at health facilities is a promising strategy, Kathryn Dovel of Partners

Published
25 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

The billion-dollar project “MenStar” will target men living with or at risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been ravaged by AIDS since the 1980s.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Reuters
Rapid treatment initiation and less time with detectable HIV linked to falls in new HIV diagnoses in San Francisco and Melbourne

More rapid initiation of treatment after diagnosis – and the shortening of the period with detectable viral load – has coincided with substantial declines in new HIV

Published
24 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go

Published
06 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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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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