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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
India: New method found effective in diagnosing HIV in children

A new method, using filter paper, allows high-end polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to be performed equally effectively on small spots of dried blood rather than a whole blood sample with equal amount of sensitivity and specificity. 

Published
28 January 2011
From
Times of India
Firm develops early HIV diagnosis system for Kenyan infants

Strathmore University and Hewlett Packard have developed a custom database application that uses cloud computing to capture, manage and return infant HIV test results in one to two days, a significant improvement from the previous paper-based system that took over one month.

Published
16 December 2010
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Business Daily Africa
New York Announces Updated Infant HIV Diagnosing Guidelines

All HIV-exposed infants born in New York State should be tested for HIV within 48 hours of birth using a more sensitive procedure to test for HIV, called qualitative RNA nucleic acid testing.

Published
08 December 2010
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The AIDS Beacon
The Vancouver Sun Reports: Rapid HIV Test Gets FDA Approval

Published
02 December 2010
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Australia: Experts pushing for rapid HIV testing

HIV tests that can provide results within 30 minutes should be made available in Australia to curb rising infection rates, according to experts who say our screening methods have fallen behind the rest of the world.

Published
29 November 2010
From
The Age
OraSure gets FDA approval to conduct final phase of studies for Over-the-Counter HIV Test

The regulator has allowed the company to proceed with the final phase of clinical testing which consists of a study in which individuals will conduct unsupervised self-testing.

Published
23 November 2010
From
Market Watch
NICE to recommend more HIV testing in primary care and in community settings

In its first ever guidance related to HIV, the health watchdog NICE is likely to recommend that health services not concerned with sexual health take a greater

Published
08 October 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Nucleic acid testing can boost number of HIV infections detected in the community

Nucleic acid testing increased the number of HIV infections detected by a community testing programme by almost a quarter, US investigators report in the Annals

Published
18 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV testing technology in US needs to change or risk missing acute infections

A fourth-generation HIV testing assay detected almost two-thirds of individuals with acute HIV infection, investigators report in an article published in the online edition of

Published
26 June 2009
By
Michael Carter

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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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