Articles tagged with: HIV self testing

World AIDS Day: Clients can handle the truth

published: November, 16, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, CATIE, Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Research, Women, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Media

CATIE: "Whether we are talking about U=U, PrEP or HIV self-testing, we must provide all the information and options to our clients, and trust them to make the best decisions for their own health."

World AIDS Day: Clients can handle the truth

Thousands of HIV organizations around the world are adding a new message to their World AIDS Day campaigns this year, and it is turning decades of HIV prevention messaging on its head. We can now say conclusively that a person living with HIV who takes treatment and maintains an undetectable viral load does not transmit the virus to their sexual partners. The evidence was solidified last year with the final results of PARTNER and HPTN 052, two large studies confirming zero cases of HIV transm

HIV diagnoses in English gay men have been falling since 2014

published: November, 13, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

HIV diagnoses have fallen by 65% in London and by 48% outside London from their peak in 2014. From AIDSmap, Gus Cairns reports.

HIV diagnoses in English gay men have been falling since 2014

Noel Gill presenting at EACS 2017. Image credit: @caryjameslondon A new analysis by Public Health England of testing rates and HIV diagnoses from all of England’s sexual health clinics shows that the decline in diagnoses is England-wide, started at least a year before the decline was first noticed at London's 56 Dean Street clinic, and is not restricted to gay men who test frequently. One of the big stories in HIV prevention this year has been the dramatic drop in HIV diagnoses being s

Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

published: July, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, General Health, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Media

Are people who self-test for HIV less likely to engage with the support and treatment services they need? From AIDSmap, Roger Pebody reports on a US study that suggests not.

Gay men using HIV self-tests promptly seek confirmatory testing and linkage to care, New York data suggests

Data from the partner services programme in New York City suggests that gay men who have previously used an HIV self-test tend to seek confirmatory testing without delay, according to an article published online ahead of print in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The study also highlights socio-demographic differences between those using self-tests and other people with new HIV diagnoses, suggesting that the price of the kit discourages its use by those with lower incomes. One of the mai

World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

published: July, 29, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, International AIDS Conference , General Health, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

From AIDSmap, Roger Pebody reports on the STAR Research Project, a study of the many concerns related to HIV self-testing kits.

World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

Early data from STAR, the largest study yet of HIV self-testing, suggests that there is a strong demand for self-testing in rural Zimbabwe, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) heard this week. Other studies examined whether self-testing kits can help the male partners of pregnant women to test and whether such use might sometimes be coercive. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines HIV self-testing as “a process in which an individual who wants to know his or her HIV st

China making HIV self-test kits more accessible to plug gap in testing of at-risk groups

published: July, 19, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, General Health, Sexual Health, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Amid rising incidence of the disease among China’s young and talk of a generation haunted by HIV, use of kits bought from e-commerce sites is on the rise. But counselling is needed too.

China making HIV self-test kits more accessible to plug gap in testing of at-risk groups

This article by Bibek Bhandari previously appeared at the South China Morning Post website here. Hank Chen describes the experience of his first HIV test in two words: scared and intimidated. As a 20-year-old, Chen says he had limited knowledge about the disease apart from the fact that gay men like him belonged to a high-risk category. “I followed my intuition and went for a test,” says Chen, 26. The result was negative and so was the attitude of the medical staff. Chen says he found