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‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment. David* is perched…

Spring European Testing Week pilot

Annually, the European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week (ETW) initiative is held every November and has been very successful in increasing awareness of and access to Hepatitis and HIV testing. This year…

Lower prevalence of HIV testing among sexually active older adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are increasingly affected by HIV infections, as they constitute 17% of new diagnoses, 45% of adult persons living…

Emergency department plays critical part in diagnosis of HIV in low-resource area

Results from a 2016 study led by Johns Hopkins at Frere Hospital in South Africa indicate that emergency departments (EDs) play a critical role in promoting HIV testing. The HIV…

National HIV self-sampling service in England

Public Health England and local authorities co-commissioned the national HIV self-sampling service in 2015 to provide a cost efficient and clinically robust remote HIV self-sampling service for sexually active individuals…

Grindr launches new opt-in HIV testing reminders to help users get tested more regularly

Also announces free advertising to its 3.6 million daily active users for HIV testing sites in the United States, starting with CenterLink's network of over 200 LGBT community centers LOS…

CROI 2018: Older people in United States more likely to have AIDS at the time of HIV diagnosis

Shingles, bacterial pneumonia, anaemia and thrombocytopenia should raise suspicion of HIV People with HIV aged 60 and over in the United States are more than twice as likely to have…

Human touch and targeted screening helps to reduce HIV outbreak in Athens

Greece experienced a large increase in 2011 in the number of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs. The number of new diagnoses in Athens usually hovered around 11…

HIV Medicine: Special Issue: Outcomes of the HepHIV 2017 Malta Conference

HIV Medicine published a special issue focusing on the results of the HepHIV 2017 Conference under the Maltese EU Presidency. All articles are open access: Special Issue: Outcomes of the…

CROI 2018: High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma

Also, encouraging results in study with South African men who have sex with men HIV self-testing is feasible and acceptable for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender…

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