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How the government wasted 25 years before letting people home-test themselves for HIV

It took FDA until 2012 to finally lift its ban on rapid home HIV tests. Tragically, countries around the world had followed FDA’s 1988 ban, believing it was based on science, and also banned home HIV tests, resulting in countless additional people being exposed to or contracting HIV.

Published
05 December 2018
From
Washington Examiner
The Independent launches Christmas charity appeal for essential HIV testing around the world

Funds raised for Elton John AIDS Foundation will pay for those at risk to be able to get tested, and will make sure they have access to the treatment they need.

Published
03 December 2018
From
The Independent
Unitaid drives expansion in HIV self-testing to get more people to know their status

A report launched jointly today with Population Services International (PSI), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and WHO unveils results of our HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative, which is generating the evidence for countries worldwide to scale up HIV self-testing and encouraging millions more people to find out their HIV status.

Published
01 December 2018
From
Unitaid
ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

A new policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing at the workplace is being launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Published
01 December 2018
From
World Health Organization
Drop in new diagnoses shows the importance of HIV testing in ending HIV

Matthew Hodson says the UK can celebrate its latest HIV statistics but country must keep up its momentum - and you can play your part.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Gay Star News
New York State May Soon Finally Eliminate Explicit Consent From HIV Testing in Care Settings

Most of the HIV advocacy community in New York City and the state at large now agree that the current law still obstructs testing for health providers -- largely because they find it awkward asking patients if they can test for HIV.

Published
30 November 2018
From
The Body
INSTI HIV Self Test Earns WHO Prequalification Status for Home Testing

bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, is pleased to announce that its INSTI® HIV Self Test has been Prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO). INSTI, the world’s fastest home test providing results in 1-minute, becomes the first and only blood-based HIV self-test to be WHO Prequalified.

Published
29 November 2018
From
bioLytical Laboratories press release
Australia's first HIV home-testing kit gets tick of approval

Australia's first HIV home-testing kit has been approved by the regulator, in a move that has been welcomed by health advocates as a key weapon in the fight to eradicate the virus.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Marking European Testing Week: ECDC issues integrated hepatitis and HIV testing Guidance

Targeted testing to reach those most at-risk of infection is an essential element of any strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis and HIV across the countries in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA). To mark European Testing Week from 23 to 30 November 2018, ECDC publishes its new Guidance on integrated viral hepatitis and HIV testing which provides options and ideas based on the latest scientific evidence for national or local hepatitis B, C and HIV testing guidelines and programmes.

Published
27 November 2018
From
ECDC
New UNAIDS report shows that 75% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status

A new report from UNAIDS shows that intensified HIV testing and treatment efforts are reaching more people living with HIV. In 2017, three quarters of people living with HIV (75%) knew their HIV status, compared to just two thirds (67%) in 2015, and 21.7 million people living with HIV (59%) had access to antiretroviral therapy, up from 17.2 million in 2015.

Published
22 November 2018
From
UNAIDS

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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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