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Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

Published
10 October 2018
From
The Body PRO
World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

Published
17 September 2018
From
UNAIDS
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
UK: Black Straight Men Face Highest Rate Of Late Diagnosis of HIV

A study has revealed that black African heterosexual men are most likely to be diagnosed of HIV late

Published
13 September 2018
From
The Voice
Doing it for themselves: Communities pioneer new HIV testing approach in Vietnam

People from the men who have sex with men, female sex workers and people who inject drug communities were trained to use HIV test kits and to counsel their peers to take a test.

Published
12 September 2018
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AVERT
Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Infectious Disease Advisor interviewed the following experts to discuss the challenges and clinical implications pertaining to HIV-2.

Published
04 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV

International study highlights role crowdsourced campaigns can play in helping men overcome their reluctance to get proper testing

Published
04 September 2018
From
South China Morning Post
Catch device lets users in developing countries test themselves for HIV at home

British product designer Hans Ramzan has created a pocket-sized device that enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home. The self-testing mechanism, called Catch, was designed to be low cost and easy to use in order to encourage people in developing countries with limited access to healthcare to check themselves at home.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Dezeen
What does ‘undetectable’ really mean?

Things you need to know about the HIV breakthrough.

Published
26 August 2018
From
Daily Xtra
Access to on-the-spot testing led to improved rates of treatment for infants with HIV

Tests to detect HIV in infants conducted at health facilities where they received care led to a significant increase in the percentage of infants with the virus given access to life-saving treatment, compared to tests analyzed in central laboratories, according to a report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
22 August 2018
From
Science Speaks

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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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