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Op-ed: The Case for a Rapid Home HIV Test

A rapid/oral HIV test for home use, currently under consideration by an FDA advisory committee, has the potential to reach a far greater number of individuals who want to know their HIV status on their own terms, writes Tom Donohue.

Published
06 May 2012
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The Advocate
UK: Call to legalise HIV home test kits

Almost two-thirds of people would consider using HIV home testing kits if they were legally available and regulated, according to a survey.

Published
06 October 2011
From
Press Association
Health Canada asks that HIV home test kit be pulled

AA | Email | Print Tweet More on this topic CTVNews.ca Staff Health Canada is once again reminding Canadians that there are no home-based HIV test kits approved for use in Canada. The health agency issued the reminder as it announced that it has

Published
12 September 2011
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Self-testing for HIV proves highly acceptable in Malawi

Self-testing for HIV under supervision using an oral test proved highly acceptable in Malawi, and could form the basis for wider and more regular testing in countries severely

Published
28 February 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
New Zealand: HIV home test kit claims "untrue" and dangerous

A "dodgy" New Zealand firm selling "valueless" do it yourself HIV test kits is being accused of making false claims and preying on vulnerable people in "a desperate attempt to make money."

Published
09 February 2011
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GayNZ.com
South Africa: HIV Home Testing - Should We Or Shouldn't We?

As the government seeks to make HIV testing the norm, some in the health field are suggesting that HIV home testing kits should be promoted as part of the strategy. But should HIV testing be left to individuals - under little or no supervision?

Published
01 December 2010
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AllAfrica
Is self-testing for HIV on the way in Africa?

Self-testing for HIV using oral tests could radically increase HIV testing rates in tuberculosis programmes, TB researchers argued this weekend at the 41st Union World Conference on Lung

Published
15 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV testing rate increased if screening offered at home

Household members of HIV-positive individuals are more likely to test for the virus if their housemate is receiving home rather than clinic-based antiretroviral therapy, a Ugandan study

Published
25 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
New Early HIV Testing Clinic Home Service Launched Across the UK by Freedomhealth, London, UK

A new early HIV testing clinic Home Visit Service is now available across the UK provided via clinicians at London’s Private HIV and Sexual Health Clinic, Freedomhealth. A full range of state of the art very early HIV blood testing including the HIV DUO test and HIV 1 and 2 RNA PCR test is offered.

Published
06 August 2010
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PR Web UK
Ugandans who think they have HIV are less likely to refer family members for testing

A study presented at the recent Seventeenth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) found that Ugandans presenting at a TB clinic grossly overestimated the

Published
04 March 2010
By
Gus Cairns

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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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