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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.

22 April 2020

HIV testing trial in Thailand increases retesting by 25%

A pilot scheme that immediately rebooks and provides a reminder for an HIV retest six months later increases attendance by 25%.

08 April 2020

Point-of-care infant HIV testing increases rates of confirmatory testing by 55%

Rapid HIV testing at six weeks more than doubles the proportion of HIV-positive newborns getting a confirmatory diagnosis.

26 February 2020

HIV self-testing in hospitals could significantly increase uptake in Malawi

Malawi trial finds half of those offered the opportunity to self-test for HIV during an outpatient visit accepted it, compared to less than 15% of those offered provider-initiated testing.

10 January 2020

WHO urges countries to switch from laboratory-based HIV diagnostics to point-of-care testing

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.