The latest international news, analysis and features on the HIV epidemic from Avert. Share your views and expertise with your peers in the comments box below the articles.
New World Health Organization policy indicates that countries should replace western blotting and line immunoassays, which can only be conducted in laboratories, with simpler methods such as rapid diagnostic tests.
Whether you’ve had unprotected sex or it’s just that time of year again, here are our top 5 reasons why you should test for HIV again.
Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.
Let's clear up the confusion around testing — because there’s no good reason to put off getting an HIV test
On World Development Information Day, we look at an innovative HIV self-testing app being introduced to all UNAIDS Fast-Track Cities which aims to bridge the divide between testing, treatment and care.
Around 40% of all HIV infections are left undiagnosed worldwide, and new approaches such as self-testing are needed to ensure 90% of all people with HIV by 2020 are aware of their status.
Healthcare workers should help people living with HIV to get their partners to test, says an analysis which informed updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
HIV home-testing kits are available in a growing number of countries. They offer you the convenience of taking an HIV test in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – but are they for everyone?