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Why aren’t older people tested for HIV? Views from doctors and patients

Limited knowledge of HIV and stereotypes about who may have HIV are barriers to HIV testing in people over the age of 50, with similar issues affecting

Published
01 May 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV diagnoses in Brighton started to fall before London and for different reasons

New HIV diagnoses in Brighton & Hove have fallen by half since 2013, according to a poster presented at the joint British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Published
23 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Spring European Testing Week pilot

We have read your comments, listened to your requests and have given them a lot of thought... therefore, we are pleased to announce a Spring European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week pilot! It will take place on 18-25 May 2018. This pilot aims to promote wide-scale testing and related activities and seeks to complement the November campaign.

Published
11 April 2018
From
European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week
National HIV self-sampling service: 2 year service report

The service aims in particular to increase HIV testing among the most at-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African communities, as well as other individuals at increased risk of HIV. This report summarises who is using the service, the proportions of people testing positive and the costs of the service.

Published
04 April 2018
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Public Health England
Canada: Fear of Prosecution Over HIV Non-Disclosure Reduces HIV-Negative MSM Testing

According to a recently published study, fear of prosecution over HIV non-disclosure was reported to reduce HIV testing willingness by a minority of HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
03 April 2018
From
MD Magazine
Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders

Grindr, which claims to have 3.3 million daily users from every country in the world, will send men who opt into the service a reminder every three to six months, and simultaneously point them to the nearest testing site. It will also let clinics, gay community centers and other testing sites advertise for free.

Published
27 March 2018
From
New York Times
High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma

HIV self-testing is feasible and acceptable for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW), engaging more people than usual testing services,

Published
12 March 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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
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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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