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New directions in HIV prevention: serosorting and universal testing

The use of HIV testing and information about HIV status as an HIV prevention tool remains a complex and controversial area of debate, largely due

08 March 2006
Gus Cairns
UN guidelines published for HIV counselling and testing in sexual and reproductive health services

Two respected international organisations have published guidelines for the integration of a key aspect of HIV prevention into reproductive health services. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

17 February 2004
Michael Carter
BMJ exposes serious weaknesses in case for compulsory HIV/TB tests for UK immigrants

Proposals to introduce mandatory HIV and TB screenings for immigrants to the UK are not based on adequate evidence and have practical and ethical problems,

09 February 2004
Michael Carter
Rapid HIV tests should be used on women in labour

HIV tests used be used in antenatal units that are able to promptly determine if a woman is infected with HIV, and local protocols need

28 January 2004
Michael Carter
Asylum seekers should not be forced to take HIV test, say MPs

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS have rejected the idea that mandatory HIV testing should be forced upon migrants and asylum seekers entering the UK

10 July 2003
Edwin J. Bernard
HIV scare shuts down L.A. porn filming

An adult film performer has tested HIV positive, prompting a temporary shutdown Monday of adult film productions across Los Angeles until further testing can confirm the results, an industry trade group said.

01 January 1970
Los Angeles Times
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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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