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UK restrictions on access to healthcare result in migrants delaying HIV tests and treatment

UK government policies restricting the entitlement of foreign nationals to healthcare are adversely affecting both individuals' health and public health, researchers report in the journal

24 June 2010
Roger Pebody
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

25 March 2010
Keith Alcorn
Don’t live in ignorance: how do we expand HIV testing?

Should everyone take an HIV test? Gus Cairns investigates.

01 October 2009
HIV treatment update
Number of UK gay men ever tested rises to two-thirds

By 2007, two-thirds of gay men in the UK had taken an HIV test at least once, a rise from below 50% in 2002. However

17 September 2009
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

10 August 2008
Roger Pebody
HIV testing in the US: those at highest risk also most likely to put off testing

A large-scale study of the population in the United States has found that HIV testing rates remain relatively low, both nationally and in higher-risk groups.

22 October 2007
Derek Thaczuk
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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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