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Shop front rapid HIV test site an Australian first

Rapid HIV testing is now being offered in a ‘shop front’ setting, the first of its kind in Australia.

19 August 2013
Gay News Network
HIV Home Testing: A cautious welcome

A critical perspective on recent claims for the potential impact of self-testing for HIV.

16 August 2013
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Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

An LGBT policy expert confronts his own fear of being tested for HIV: "Why was I so afraid to be tested? I knew enough information to understand that death was not my immediate thought. Quite frankly, though, my biggest fear was not knowing love, but more importantly, I was afraid that love would never know me. So instead of being courageous and facing those fears, I hid and wanted to believe that not knowing would be better than finding out my status."

15 August 2013
What do gay men think about home testing?

Research on opinions about rapid HIV home testing among gay men has found it could be an effective risk reduction and HIV prevention tool.

09 July 2013
Greek HIV Test Centers Shut Down

HIV test centers have stopped checks since last month due to a lack of funding, given that the Greek state is forced to cut down on spending costs, as the Athens Medical Association (ISA) stated on May 10.

13 May 2013
Greek Reporter
The Week I Had HIV

Misdiagnoses are a rare but intractable problem. Here’s what happened to me.

04 April 2013
Slate Magazine
HIV Treatment During Primary Infection Raises CD4s - and Further Questions

Two new studies, each published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), suggest that treating HIV with antiretrovirals (ARVs) within four to six months after infection helps raise CD4 counts, but neither study was able to make an overwhelming argument for starting therapy so early.

23 January 2013
Botswana: Public health bill shocking and regressive

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), is shocked by the introduction of a Public Health Bill which our Parliament is currently debating. This Bill has some provisions that have no place in a democratic and modern day Botswana. It has provisions that are counter-productive, discriminatory, unconstitutional and barbaric.

10 December 2012
International HIV/AIDS Alliance / Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS
HIV Testing At Home In Africa Is Highly Acceptable

Many people in sub-Saharan Africa are accepting voluntary counseling and testing for HIV at home, showing the potential this method has of dramatically increasing awareness of HIV status among people who are undiagnosed.

06 December 2012
Medical News Today
Serbia man wins false HIV compensation

A Serbian court has ordered a hospital to pay 4,000 euros ($5,200) in compensation to a man who claimed his life was ruined when he was falsely diagnosed with HIV, a newspaper reported Saturday.

26 November 2012
The Nation

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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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