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Many French Physicians Find Rapid HIV Testing Infeasible

In the first study to evaluate the feasibility of rapid HIV testing by primary care physicians in private practice in France, physicians had trouble drawing blood and preparing the sample, and complained of time constraints.

18 October 2011
Medscape (requires registration)
OraSure Closes Enrollment in Final Clinical Study for Rapid HIV Over-the-Counter Test

OraSure Technologies, Inc., the market leader in oral fluid diagnostics, announced today that it has closed enrollment for its multi-site clinical study of the Company's OraQuick(R) Rapid HIV-1/2 test for sale in the U.S. consumer or over-the-counter (OTC) market.

09 August 2011
‘Cheap mChip to test HIV in 15 mins’

Scientists have developed a portable blood test device which they say diagnoses an infection within minutes and could be an effective weapon in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the developing world. Developed by scientists at the University of Columbia

08 August 2011
The Asian Age
National AIDS Trust launches report on the implications of recent-infection tests for criminal prosecutions

The National AIDS Trust issued a report today on the implications of the RITA test, which can determine the likelihood that someone's infection is recent (within the last six months). NAT warned that RITA could only determine the likely date of infection within a bread time span, with significant inter-individual variability, so should not be used as proof of the date of infection in criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission.

04 August 2011
Rapid, cheap HIV test finds success as first of its kind tested in the field

The first field trial for a “lab on a chip” accurately detected both HIV and syphilis among a Rwandan population, researchers reported Sunday.

03 August 2011
Washington Post
Lab On A Chip Successfully Tests HIV, Syphilis In The Field

A cheap, portable blood test kit that requires only a finger prick of blood, and can tell in minutes if you have HIV or syphilis, has proved successful in field tests in Rwanda.

01 August 2011
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Quick and easy: how rapid HIV tests can help reduce transmission

Services in the United States and Europe have been offering rapid point-of-care HIV testing in community settings for the past ten years. But current Australian HIV testing policies and other restrictions preclude the use of such devices except in very restricted circumstances.

28 June 2011
The Conversation (blog)
One Company Takes Next Step To Getting In-Home HIV Test To Market

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an event whose theme is "Take the Test, Take Control." The message is urgent in the wake of a new USA TODAY analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Many states with the most serious HIV

27 June 2011
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5 need to knows about home self-test health kits

Health experts asked by Which? to review six widely-available home health kits, including bowel and prostate cancer kits, found gaps in information, baffling language and the probable need to go to the GP anyway - which could make the home kits a waste of time, effort and money.

31 March 2011
Karnataka becomes the 1st State to adopt Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT)

In a bid to raise the bar on blood safety, the Karnataka Government announced the adoption of Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) on a State wide basis for HIV-1, HCV and HBV.

15 March 2011

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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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