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HCV screening shouldn’t just focus on at-risk populations

At the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle, Washington, researchers from MedStar Health Research Institute in Maryland presented new data on hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive non-baby…

25% of Maltese with HIV unaware they have the virus

Free HIV rapid testing by June Health Minister Chris Fearne has confirmed with The Malta Independent on Sunday that the government is currently in the process of purchasing HIV rapid…

NYC shows the importance of HIV, hepatitis C screenings in the ER

One of the biggest problems standing in the way of reducing HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infections is that patients don’t even know they’re infected. Lucia V. Torian, PhD, of…

How should HIV self-testing services be provided?

Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about the subject –…

Sustained reductions in sexual risk behaviour following couples’ HIV testing

A programme of couples’ HIV testing and counselling in Zambia appears to result in durable reductions in sex without a condom in couples where one person has HIV and the…

All presentations from the HepHIV 2017 Conference are now online

HepHIV 2017 Conference: HIV and Viral Hepatitis: Challenges of Timely Testing and Care was held by HIV in Europe, in collaboration with European stakeholders, on 31 January - 2 February 2017…

Australia urged to fast-track approval of HIV self-testing devices

Although the government lifted the ban on HIV self-testing devices over two years ago, suppliers still need TGA approval to sell them in the country. Australia’s peak HIV body is…

Reversing the HIV epidemic: Europe needs to scale-up prevention, testing and treatment

Fast-track the end of AIDS in the EU - practical evidence-based interventions In a two-day conference organised in collaboration between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECDC, HIV…

Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities

IAPAC launched Recommendations for the Rapid Expansion of HIV Self-Testing in Fast-Track Cities during a joint Brazilian National STI, HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Program - IAPAC meeting of that country’s…

UNITAID calls for proposals to scale up HIV self-testing

GENEVA, 17 January - UNITAID is calling for proposals to create and accelerate the demand for and adoption of HIV self-testing (HIVST) in low and middle-income countries, particularly among underserved…

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