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Home HIV tests might increase access to screening

People can test themselves at home to see if they’re infected with HIV, and that might help reduce the number of undiagnosed infections, researchers say. In a study of a…

Self-testing app to be introduced across 60 cities with high HIV rates

On World Development Information Day, we look at an innovative HIV self-testing app being introduced to all UNAIDS Fast-Track Cities which aims to bridge the divide between testing, treatment and…

Atomo HIV Self Test granted CE Mark

CE Marking for world’s only integrated HIV Self-Test from Atomo Diagnostics gives access to safe, accurate and reliable self-testing -- Atomo HIV Self Test granted CE Mark; will facilitate rollout…

Testing Week Statement on Most Affected Populations – Read and Share

Anticipating the upcoming European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week, an alliance of NGOs has issued the following statement in support of reaching out to and involving most affected populations in HIV and…

ECHOES survey now LIVE: Community Health Workers are invited to provide input!

The ECHOES survey is now LIVE - Community Health Workers who provide sexual health and support services for MSM in the EU and neighbouring countries are invited to participate NOW…

Screening for HIV in primary care: a health economics approach

By conducting a thorough health economics modelling analysis, a recent study determines whether increasing HIV testing in general practice could soon become a cost-effective and cost-saving intervention. Scientists estimate that…

Scientists develop a 10-second HIV test linked to mobile phones

Researchers from a group of UK universities have developed a 10-second test for HIV, based on mobile phone technology. The University of Surrey, working with colleagues at University College London,…

Point-of-care tests for HIV and Treponema pallidum infections: utility of smartphone-based electronic reader

A smartphone-based electronic reader was found to be accurate and reliable in rapid dual point-of-care (POC) tests for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum infections, according to…

WHO, UNAIDS statement on HIV testing services: new opportunities and ongoing challenges

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS have released a joint statement on HIV testing services that reinforces two key principles that ensure a human rights-based and public health approach…

Health or human rights? False dichotomy could fuel a resurgence in forced HIV testing

More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life. Zambia is the second country this year to propose introducing forced…