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UNITAID highlight challenges of HIV prevention scale-up

UNITAID highlight challenges of HIV prevention scale-up

27 August, 2013

Thousands of new HIV infections could be averted annually if more HIV prevention tools were made more affordable, according to a new UNITAID report on HIV prevention products.

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India: Increase in HIV transmission through blood transfusion

21 August, 2013

The Times of India has reported that some Indian states have experienced a rise in the number of people becoming infected with HIV through blood transfusions in recent years.

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Migrant sex workers in Thailand vulnerable to HIV

19 August, 2013

Migrant sex workers in Thailand are at an increased risk of HIV, as many are unable to access free healthcare once in the country. Unlike Thai sex workers who can access HIV treatment and prevention services under the universal healthcare system, migrant sex workers are often unregistered and illegal, and represent a key missing population in Thailand’s HIV response.

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UK lifts restrictions on NHS staff living with HIV

15 August, 2013

The UK government has announced that an outdated regulation, which restricts healthcare staff living with HIV from undertaking certain procedures, is to be lifted.

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US approves first combined rapid antigen & antibody test

9 August, 2013

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first rapid HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigens, and antibodies to HIV-1 or HIV-2.

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