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Fewer than one in five people with HIV in Kenya and Malawi know they are infected

Between 2003 and 2005, fewer than one in five people infected with HIV in Kenya and Malawi were aware of their infection status, research published

Published
14 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Opt-out HIV testing feasible and acceptable

Opt-out HIV testing in a sexual health clinic is feasible and acceptable, Dutch investigators report in the May edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections, but the

Published
01 June 2009
By
Michael Carter
Why are gay men reluctant to test for HIV?

Australian gay and bisexual men who have not recently tested for HIV often believe that they have not taken enough risks to justify a test

Published
07 November 2008
By
Roger Pebody
New UK guidelines recommend normalisation of HIV testing in a wide range of healthcare settings

New guidelines for HIV testing, issued on September 18th, urge healthcare workers of all specialities to consider HIV testing in a wide range of situations

Published
22 September 2008
By
Roger Pebody
Substantial barriers to uptake of HIV testing among African people in England

A considerable minority of African people have significant gaps in their understanding of HIV testing and treatment, which is likely to have a profound effect

Published
10 August 2008
By
Roger Pebody
Opt-out testing greatly expanded in new UK HIV testing guidelines, now open for consultation

New, greatly expanded HIV testing guidelines for the United Kingdom have been published this month, and are now open for public consultation until June 30th.

Published
11 June 2008
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Follow HIV testing guidelines to avoid false positive diagnosis

Tests to confirm an HIV antibody-positive diagnosis should always be performed to ensure that HIV is not being misdiagnosed, American investigators recommend in the February

Published
22 February 2008
By
Michael Carter
Acute HIV infection found frequently in pregnant women; enhanced testing recommended

The United States should adopt an enhanced HIV testing policy for pregnant women that can identify women with acute HIV infection and/or those who acquire

Published
08 November 2007
By
Edwin J. Bernard
US state laws obstruct CDC recommendations for routine HIV testing

A comprehensive analysis published in the October edition of PLoS One has found that routine HIV testing would contravene many US state laws requiring pre-test

Published
01 November 2007
By
Derek Thaczuk
EACS proposes list of ‘indicator diseases’ to prompt the offer of an HIV test

At its recent conference in Madrid, the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) proposed drawing up a list of ‘indicator diseases’ that would be disseminated to

Published
29 October 2007
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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