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CROI 2019: HIV self-test kits improve testing rates among sexual partners

SEATTLE — HIV-positive patients who brought home HIV self-test kits to their sexual partners greatly increased testing without disrupting their relationships, according to results from a randomized trial in Malawi.…

UK government announces plans to cut public health budget by £85 million

20 December 2018: The British HIV Association (BHIVA) echoes the concerns of the Local Government Association, and other organisations, regarding the announcement that the government is choosing to cut spending…

HepHIV2019: Meeting on implementing HIV, HBV and HCV testing guidance in the real world

In the frame of the HepHIV2019 conference taking place next week in Bucharest (28-30 January), the European AIDS Treatment Group and EuroTEST (formerly HIV in Europe) are co-hosting a multi-stakeholder breakfast…

Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing. Using HIV self-testing to link Malawian men to HIV prevention and…

ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

30 November 2018 – A new policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing at the workplace is being launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).…

Australia’s first HIV home-testing kit gets tick of approval

Australia's first HIV home-testing kit has been approved by the regulator, in a move that has been welcomed by health advocates as a key weapon in the fight to eradicate…

Unitaid drives expansion in HIV self-testing to get more people to know their status

Geneva, 30 November 2018 – Knowing their HIV status gives people the means to seek treatment, but one in four people living with HIV are not aware they have the…

HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in the title is justified. The…

INSTI HIV Self Test earns WHO prequalification status for home testing

The newly WHO Prequalified INSTI HIV Self Test makes a mark as it expands into new markets  VANCOUVER, BC, November 28, 2018 – bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious…

Marking European Testing Week: ECDC issues integrated hepatitis and HIV testing Guidance

23 Nov 2018: Targeted testing to reach those most at-risk of infection is an essential element of any strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis and HIV across the countries in the…

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