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Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

It is currently recommended in Europe that screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) should target people at high risk of infection. In France, public health data suggest that in 2014…

New test could diagnose hepatitis B patients in need of treatment across Africa

A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa’s poorest regions. Researchers have developed an accurate diagnostic…

HIV self-testing is greatly preferred to clinic testing by young South African bi/gay men

Summary A study that gave HIV self-testing kits out to 127 mainly young men who have sex with men (MSM) in two regions in north-east South Africa found that they…

Why we need to stop slut-shaming gay men who want condomless sex

OPINION: And those on PrEP shouldn’t shame those who prefer to rely on condoms, says sexual health advocate David Stuart PrEP is free for everyone in Paris, France. PrEP protects…

US: Adults at high risk for HIV not testing as often as recommended

Survey finds median testing interval of over a year since last test Only about 60% of U.S. adults with recent HIV-related risk behaviors were ever tested for the virus, and…

Loss of lay counsellors leads to fall in HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal

The withdrawal of lay counsellors from primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal led to a sharp fall in the number of people taking an HIV test in 2015, a study published…

ECDC: Laboratory testing of non-partner sperm donors

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control was asked by the European Commission to assess the risk involved in changing the testing requirements for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis…

Self-testing HIV kit goes on sale in Switzerland

Jun 18, 2018 - The first officially approved HIV home tests will go on sale on Tuesday, the Federal Office of Public Health announced on Monday. All tests have been…

‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration. New research into prisoner perspectives on…

Position on scaling up HIV self-testing and self-sampling

Just published - an opinion piece on scaling up HIV self-testing and self-sampling, by the HIV in Europe Initiative (a European civil society, policy makers, health professionals and public health…

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