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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.

10 May 2018

HIV self-testers can use and interpret rapid tests as easily as a health worker

Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.

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30 November 2017

To break the cycle of HIV infections, it's time to get young men testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Avert’s Sarah Hand argues that testing services must engage men in a more meaningful way if we are to tackle the rising epidemic among young women.

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27 November 2017

5 reasons why people put off HIV testing according to Google

Let's clear up the confusion around testing — because there’s no good reason to put off getting an HIV test

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24 October 2017

Self-testing app to be introduced across 60 cities with high HIV rates

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.

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03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

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22 August 2017

Outrage as Zambia moves to mandatory HIV testing

Mandatory HIV testing is a ‘knee-jerk and untenable reaction’, and it ultimately does not get more people testing for HIV.

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18 July 2017

Self-testing doubles the likelihood of uncovering new HIV diagnoses

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.

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30 June 2017

Partners of people living with HIV more likely to test when encouraged by health worker

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.

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25 January 2017

11 things to expect from an HIV home-test

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?

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14 December 2016

Partner self-testing could be a vital tool to increase uptake of HIV testing among men in sub-Saharan Africa

Near-universal uptake of HIV testing among men who were given self-tests by their partners in Kenya shows its feasibility as an intervention to reach hard-to-reach groups.  

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