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US: Transgender HIV testing rate about half that of gay, bisexual men

Although transgender people are at high risk for HIV infection, they reported testing for the virus at just over half the rate reported by gay and bisexual men in recent…

UK medicines agency seizes HIV home-test kits over false result risk

More than 100 Hightop kits, which have not met EU regulations, seized as agency warns consumers against using them More than 100 HIV home-testing kits have been seized by the…

Zambia u-turns on mandatory HIV testing

LUSAKA, Aug. 21 -- The Zambian government on Monday backed down on its earlier decision to introduce mandatory HIV testing, saying testing will not be forced on citizens. Last week,…

Zambian civil society groups express deep concern over compulsory HIV testing

LUSAKA, Zambia, 20 August 2017 — The Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC), Community Initiative for Malaria and Tuberculosis (CITAMplus), Coalition for Zambian Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COZWHA),…

Conference invitation – From HIV testing and linkage to care to the integration of HIV, Hepatitis, TB & STIs

We are pleased to inform you about the European conference “from HIV testing and linkage to care to the integration of HIV, Hepatitis, TB & STIs” that will take place…

Zambian President announces compulsory HIV testing

HIV Testing, Counselling and Treatment has been made compulsory in Zambia in all government-run health facilities, President Edgar Lungu announced today (August 15). He said the new policy measure is…

Gay sauna fights HIV in Britain with first-of-its-kind test vending machine

LONDON - An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out…

No change in CDC’s HIV screening recommendation for MSM

The CDC said it would not change its long-standing recommendation on how frequently to test men who have sex with men for HIV. The agency has recommended since 2006 that…

Number of countries adopting HIV Self-Testing policies rises sharply

Geneva, 25 July 2017 – Unitaid and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today the publication of the 2017 HIV Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Self-Testing Landscape report. Released during the…

Can self testing engage ‘hard to reach’ men with HIV testing?

Adding HIV self-testing as an additional option to a door-to-door programme offering HIV testing in Zambia boosted the uptake of HIV testing among men, younger adults and those who had…