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HIV self-testing kits to go on sale in Germany

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has said he wants people to be able to buy a test they can use at home to check for HIV. The proposal has been…

Self-testing for HIV as accurate as testing by health care workers

Self-testing for HIV with rapid diagnostic tests is as reliable and accurate as testing by health care workers, according to a new review and meta-analysis. "HIV self-testing is just an…

Where are HIV diagnoses made in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland?

In the first study to comprehensively describe where people are diagnosed with HIV in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, investigators found that an increasing proportion of HIV diagnoses are being…

BHIVA/BASHH conference: Why aren’t older people tested for HIV? Views from doctors and patients

Limited knowledge of HIV and stereotypes about who may have HIV are barriers to HIV testing in people over the age of 50, with similar issues affecting both clinicians and…

‘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…