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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?
Good news for HIV treatment monitoring from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), the largest funder of the international HIV response. The Global Fund is taking action to make viral load testing more accessible. These crucial tests check that people are taking the correct HIV treatment, and are prohibitively expensive in many countries. The Global Fund has teamed up with seven manufacturers of the test to bring down the cost.