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PEPFAR Launches Labs For Life with Partners

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Labs for Life, a new collaboration to help strengthen healthcare and laboratory systems in the developing world along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
27 July 2012
From
US State Department
Second Edition of UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape Report Published

The second edition of the UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape is now available online. First published in June 2011, the report has proven a critical tool for those interested in understanding the pipeline for HIV point-of-care diagnostics, including global health institutions, health care providers, investors, and developers. The 2012 edition represents UNITAID’s continued effort to map the landscape of existing and pipeline products and provides updated information on progress in the development of these important technologies.

Published
26 June 2012
From
UNITAID
Low-cost Australian HIV test to reach poor

A crucial new low-cost blood test for HIV sufferers in developing countries that could help 33 million people worldwide may be available later this year. The CD4 test, which gives on-the-spot results in 40 minutes, measures an individual's CD4 levels, which indicate whether HIV is progressing to AIDS.

Published
20 June 2012
From
NineMSN
Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya

Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country's leading private university.

Published
13 June 2012
From
Inter Press Service
Big delays in switching to second-line ART in South Africa

Virologic rebound occurred in only one in six patients during the first 18 months of antiretroviral treatment at five major public hospitals in South Africa, according to an

Published
08 June 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Rapid CD4 cell testing as part of HIV testing and counselling increases chances that people will be successfully linked to care

The use of rapid, point-of-care CD4 cell tests increases the chances that people diagnosed with HIV when using mobile HIV counselling and testing  (HCT) services will be

Published
06 June 2012
By
Michael Carter
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: non-communicable diseases, HIV and TB

Conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, and awareness of these conditions in people living with HIV and/or TB.

Published
18 May 2012
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Predictive tool could cut HIV test costs

A tool to monitor how HIV-positive patients respond to antiretroviral therapy (ART) could free up scarce personnel and laboratory resources in developing countries, according to an international team of researchers.

Published
08 May 2012
From
SciDev Net
UNITAID statement on World Malaria Day 2012 Investing in Diagnostics to Improve Treatment

As the international community commemorates World Malaria Day this week, UNITAID is gearing up for its next round of agenda-setting investments in malaria: quality and innovative diagnostic technology.

Published
25 April 2012
From
UNITAID
Improved health, wish for normal life, main reason for loss to follow-up in Ugandan HIV patients

Wanting to return to a ‘normal’ life after having experienced an improvement in health on HIV treatment was the key reason for loss to follow-up of three-quarters

Published
17 April 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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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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