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  • Less than 40% of adults in the USA have ever tested for HIV

    Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.

    08 July 2019 | Avert
  • More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices

    One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers.

    10 June 2019 | University of Bristol
  • Government is accused of 'not caring' about HIV after 'disgraceful' decision to deny people in England access to free self-testing kits

    Public Health England last year offered firms the chance to sell their self-testing kits to the NHS, but later withdrew the offer completely. In a scathing attack on the move, the manufacturer of a type of testing kit branded it 'disgraceful', 'discriminatory' and 'small-minded'.

    10 June 2019 | Daily Mail
  • Churches can help increase HIV testing in South African men

    Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.

    21 May 2019 | Avert
  • CROI 2019: Interventions raise men’s HIV testing rates

    A financial incentive as small as a $3 voucher for food dramatically increases HIV testing in areas with high HIV infection rates but low rates of testing, researchers said here. In places where HIV testing and linkage to care among men remain low while new infections among women and deaths from HIV among men remain high, scaling up the use of such small incentives may be an effective tool in increasing the number of people who know their HIV status, Hae-Young Kim of the Africa Health Research Institute said.

    14 March 2019 | Science Speaks
  • HIV prevention study finds universal 'test and treat' approach can reduce new infections

    New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house voluntary HIV testing, referred people who tested positive to begin HIV treatment according to local guidelines, and offered other proven HIV prevention measures to those who tested negative. Local guidelines evolved during the study from offering HIV treatment based on immune health to offering immediate treatment for all.

    05 March 2019 | NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 'Test and Treat' reduces new HIV infections by a third in African communities

    New HIV infections in southern Africa could be reduced substantially by offering entire communities voluntary HIV testing, and immediately referring those who test positive for HIV treatment in line with local guidelines, according to new research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, USA today.

    05 March 2019 | Imperial College London
  • Innovative HIV prevention projects reached 170,000 people in 2018

    Projects working towards preventing HIV across England, which were funded by the Public Health England (PHE) HIV Innovation Fund, reached around 170,000 people at-risk of, or living with HIV - as well as the general public in 2017 to 2018.

    28 February 2019 | Public Health England
  • Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

    Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, developed an intervention designed to improve the likelihood that couples will decide to engage in HIV testing together. The idea was that providing relationship skills to couples would improve their communication and their relationship in general, and this would in turn improve their ability to talk about sex and HIV--as well as HIV testing.

    08 February 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

    Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

    14 January 2019 | Avert
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