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AIDS 2018: NAM reports, 25 July

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is being held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. NAM reports: Dolutegravir: update on infant neural tube defects from…

AIDS 2018: Owen Mumford launches new HIV rapid testing to European markets

Oxford – UK, 23rd July 2018 – Owen Mumford, a company with a reputation for innovative products, has announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to sell and distribute the rapid diagnostic…

Are HIV self-tests an economically feasible method of testing?

HIV testing is a first step and key to stemming the rate of HIV infections around the world. In sub-Saharan African countries, HIV testing rates continue to be suboptimal, creating…

Kenyan women can distribute HIV self-test kits to their sexual partners without a significant risk of intimate partner violence

The distribution of HIV self-testing kits by women to their sexual partners doesn't increase women's risk of intimate partner violence, according to Kenyan research published in the Journal of Acquired…

Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

It is currently recommended in Europe that screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) should target people at high risk of infection. In France, public health data suggest that in 2014…

New test could diagnose hepatitis B patients in need of treatment across Africa

A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa’s poorest regions. Researchers have developed an accurate diagnostic…

HIV self-testing is greatly preferred to clinic testing by young South African bi/gay men

Summary A study that gave HIV self-testing kits out to 127 mainly young men who have sex with men (MSM) in two regions in north-east South Africa found that they…

Why we need to stop slut-shaming gay men who want condomless sex

OPINION: And those on PrEP shouldn’t shame those who prefer to rely on condoms, says sexual health advocate David Stuart PrEP is free for everyone in Paris, France. PrEP protects…

US: Adults at high risk for HIV not testing as often as recommended

Survey finds median testing interval of over a year since last test Only about 60% of U.S. adults with recent HIV-related risk behaviors were ever tested for the virus, and…

Loss of lay counsellors leads to fall in HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal

The withdrawal of lay counsellors from primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal led to a sharp fall in the number of people taking an HIV test in 2015, a study published…