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Testing children in UK: progress made, but more work needed for older children and those living abroad

Efforts to improve the detection of HIV infection in children born to HIV-positive patients were reported in a series of posters at the joint conference

Published
27 April 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Parliamentarians, UNAIDS, call for removal of HIV travel bans

Parliamentarians have joined with UNAIDS to call for the removal of travel restrictions for people with HIV. Governments were urged to action by parliamentarians from

Published
29 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
South Africa to launch mass HIV testing drive in April, to test 15 million in one year

The South African government will launch the world’s largest HIV testing drive in mid-April, with thousands of new testing sites, a national media campaign and

Published
25 March 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
'Test and treat' prevention approach may not require universal treatment to succeed

Treating everyone to halt the HIV epidemic in the worst-affected countries may not be the most cost-effective use of antiretroviral drugs as a prevention tool,

Published
18 March 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Missed opportunities for HIV testing of pregnant women

Kenyan women are becoming infected with HIV during pregnancy at very high rates, and repeat testing prior to delivery, or at the earliest possible opportunity

Published
25 February 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Increased testing leads to decrease in viral load and infections in San Francisco, and in late diagnosis in Washington

The HIV infection rate in San Francisco appears to be falling, and the fall is associated with a reduction in the average viral load in

Published
18 February 2010
By
Gus Cairns
New criteria proposed for late HIV diagnosis

New definitions of both late HIV diagnosis and diagnosis with advanced HIV disease have been proposed by UK investigators. In an article published in the

Published
28 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Almost 30 percent of HIV-positive New York jail inmates may not know their status

Two new studies in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes call attention to the challenges associated with encouraging inmates in United States jails to

Published
25 January 2010
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Don’t live in ignorance: how do we expand HIV testing?

Should everyone take an HIV test? Gus Cairns investigates.

Published
01 October 2009
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HIV treatment update
Test early, test often…how could the UK improve its HIV testing rates?

Although rates are improving, gay men in the UK still take HIV tests less often than their counterparts in comparable countries, and nearly half of African men with

Published
01 October 2009
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HIV treatment update

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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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