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Communications Engineers Join Fight Against AIDS In Africa Through Wireless Printer Program

The Huffington Post reports on how communications engineers have developed a project in Mozambique that brings wireless printers equipped with cell phone technology to remote villages, in order to deliver HIV test results fast.

11 April 2012
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
Origami paper device can test for HIV and malaria

Chemistry professor Richard Crooks and chemistry graduate student Hong Liu developed an origami Paper Analytical Device, or oPAD, that chemically analyzes human bodily fluids and identifies different biomarkers that signal the presence of disease. The device works with folded paper to run complex tests using less surface area and costs under 10 cents.

23 March 2012
The Daily Texan
Treatment as prevention is starting to work in parts of Africa

A longitudinal study from KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa is the first study from the global south to relate an increase in the proportion of adults

18 March 2012
Gus Cairns
Smartphones more accurate, faster, cheaper for disease surveillance

Smartphones are showing promise in disease surveillance in the developing world. The Kenya Ministry of Health, along with researchers in Kenya for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that smartphone use was cheaper than traditional paper survey methods to gather disease information, after the initial set-up cost.

13 March 2012
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Sensors To Test For Malaria And HIV Printed And Assembled For Less Than 10 Cents

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop.

12 March 2012
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
When does viral load testing add value in sub-Saharan Africa?

Routine viral load testing did not catch failure of first-line treatment earlier than discretionary viral load testing, but it did reduce the period on failing treatment by

08 March 2012
Keith Alcorn
Second-line treatment failure most often due to poor adherence in low and middle-income countries

Poor adherence rather than drug resistance appears more likely to be the cause of virological failure among patients on second-line ART in resource-poor settings, according to a systematic

24 February 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
SWAZILAND: No money, no CD4 tests

Swaziland is still short of lab reagents needed for CD4 count testing, which is used to initiate and monitor patients on antiretroviral treatment, and HIV-positive people are growing increasingly frustrated as the country enters its fourth month without a way to establish the strength of their immune system. 

23 January 2012
IRIN Plus News
Strengthening labs and introducing new tools for increased case detection and earlier diagnosis of TB

This edition looks at the relationship between strengthening of laboratory diagnostic capacity and intensified case finding for TB in people living with HIV

20 January 2012
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Rapid ‘combination’ test fails to detect many cases of acute HIV infection

A rapid, point-of-care test, which aims to reduce the ‘window period’ through the detection of both antibodies and p24 antigen has poor performance in a clinical setting,

06 January 2012
Roger Pebody

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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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