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

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 on Thursday.

Published
14 September 2018
From
Xinhua
HIV self-testing kits to become available on high street with Superdrug leading initiative

HIV self-testing kits are to be available to buy on the high street for the first time, it has been announced. Superdrug will become the first retailer to offer the kit across its 200 stores for £33.99.

Published
08 August 2018
From
ITV
DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe's fight against AIDS

Under an initiative launched in 2016, the kits are sold for $3 to $5 in pharmacies and are free at public health centres as part of a drive to ensure 90 percent of Zimbabweans know their HIV status by 2020 and receive treatment quickly if needed.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Reuters
Self-testing HIV kit goes on sale in Switzerland

The screening tests can be obtained in pharmacies and drugstores nationwide and are also available via the internet.

Published
19 June 2018
From
SWI
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.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Medscape
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 the immune-deficiency virus HIV. The proposal has been welcomed by a major German AIDS charity.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Deutsche Welle
'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.

Published
16 April 2018
From
The Guardian
National HIV self-sampling service: 2 year service report

The service aims in particular to increase HIV testing among the most at-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African communities, as well as other individuals at increased risk of HIV. This report summarises who is using the service, the proportions of people testing positive and the costs of the service.

Published
04 April 2018
From
Public Health England
CE Marking for world’s only integrated HIV Self-Test from Atomo Diagnostics

Atomo HIV Self Test granted CE Mark; will facilitate rollout in European and other global markets. Test will be available commercially during 2018 via retail, e-commerce and public health channels.

Published
13 October 2017
From
Atomo press release
Is DIY HIV testing the latest Cape Town trend?

It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.

Published
11 September 2017
From
Bhekisisa

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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