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HIV testing is now a routine part of health care in New York

Change in state law requires health professionals to offer voluntary HIV tests to patients 13 to 64 years old.

Published
04 September 2010
From
New York City Department of Health
South Africa: More People Test for HIV in Gauteng

More than 500 000 people had been tested for HIV in Gauteng in the past five months, the province's Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Tuesday.

Published
24 August 2010
From
AllAfrica
Home-based testing and counselling launched in Swaziland

Swaziland's national AIDS Programme has launched a door-to-door HIV counselling and testing programme.

Published
12 August 2010
From
Swazi Observer
SOUTH AFRICA: Unpaid VCT counsellors threaten to walk out

JOHANNESBURG, 6 August 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - After months of non-payment, lay counsellors vital to government's ambitious target of testing 15 million South Africans for HIV by April 2011, are threatening to walk out of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) clinics.

Published
06 August 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Mass testing campaign unjustified if people fail to receive treatment, activist argues

South Africa’s campaign to test 15 million people for HIV in one year risks being implemented in a way that undermines people’s human rights, the activist Mark

Published
27 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
HIV ‘test and treat’ strategy could have individual and public health benefits in Washington DC

The adoption of an HIV “test and treat” strategy in the US capital, Washington DC, could have significant individual and public health benefits, investigators argue in the

Published
02 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Malaria symptoms should raise suspicion of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Screening for HIV in people who present with suspected malarial fever could identify large numbers of very recent HIV infections in countries with a high

Published
28 June 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
UK restrictions on access to healthcare result in migrants delaying HIV tests and treatment

UK government policies restricting the entitlement of foreign nationals to healthcare are adversely affecting both individuals' health and public health, researchers report in the journal

Published
24 June 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Increasing testing for HIV in TB patients feasible without additional resources

The implementation of programmatic strengthening activities to promote HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for TB patients can yield a higher uptake of VCT and

Published
10 June 2010
By
Lesley Odendal
Slow progress towards routine HIV testing in acute settings: clinician education needed

Only a minority of patients with indicators for HIV testing in hospital and primary care settings are receiving tests, according to several different surveys presented

Published
04 May 2010
By
Gus Cairns

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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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