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Waiting time for results dramatically reduces when sample analysis happens in health facilities rather than centralised labs – but increased viral loads often go unaddressed
Evidence review suggests enhanced testing services, which offer things such as counselling or support groups, are having little impact on condom use.
An HIV testing initiative that targeted male-dominated workplaces and social spaces, and notified the sexual partners of anyone testing positive, results in 25% of men being diagnosed with HIV
Despite intensified efforts to increase HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa, poorer and less educated people are still missing out.
Rapid HIV testing at six weeks more than doubles the proportion of HIV-positive newborns getting a confirmatory diagnosis.
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.
Evidence review reveals what HIV self-testers, potential testers, policy-makers and healthcare providers in Eastern and Southern Africa think of the new testing technology.
HIV self-testing can help existing programmes to reach populations reporting barriers to engagement with existing and routine HIV testing services.
Timely diagnosis of infants living with HIV in Africa remains a challenge, but new study shows point-of-care testing can work in the real world.
Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.