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Egypt launches largest screening campaign for hepatitis C in the world

Egypt will launch the largest medical screening campaign for Hepatitis C in the world by applying a new initiative to detect and treat Hepatitis C to almost 50 million citizens,…

Portugal approves sale of test kits for HIV, hepatitis in pharmacies

Lisbon, Sept. 13 -- Kits to test HIV, hepatitis B and C will be allowed to be sold in Portugal's pharmacies without prescription under new legislation approved by the government…

Crowdsourcing campaigns increase HIV testing among at-risk men in China

Interventions particularly effective in promoting HIV self-testing Chapel Hill, NC - Approximately 14 million people living with HIV worldwide have yet to be tested, impacting the effectiveness of HIV treatment…

Giving gay men self-test kits increases testing by 50% – but STI tests decrease

Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised controlled study from Seattle…

Is self-testing with the rapid HIV test reliable?

Researchers reviewed previous studies to address concerns regarding the reliability of a self-administered rapid HIV test. HIV self-testing is highly accepted among many groups and is a useful way to…

Superdrug first large UK retailer to sell HIV self-testing kits

Kits 99.7% accurate and take 15 minutes – but £33.99 cost could be out of reach of many Superdrug has become the first large high street British retailer to sell…

At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board?

MANILA — HIV self-testing received an additional boost at the 22nd International AIDS Conference held last week in Amsterdam. Unitaid, one of its champions, announced two new projects promoting self-testing to a…

US: Study examines how age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

UC Riverside-led study in Southern California finds stigma, risk perceptions, and cost among major factors contributing to adults' willingness to get HIV tested RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Many barriers prevent people…

AIDS 2018: NAM reports

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. NAM reports: HIV elimination in gay men: what is working? Digital…

HIV self-testing market gathers pace, Unitaid report says

Geneva, 26 July 2018 – To meet the UNAIDS target–that 90 percent of people living with HIV know their status by 2020–we must move beyond conventional testing and invest in strategies…