Rwanda advances self-testing in push towards zero new HIV infections

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"We now have the tools to end HIV transmission here in the United Kingdom - a combination of regular testing, PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis medication], condoms and treatment as prevention - and it's vital we continue to ensure people are aware of those tools, know how and are able to access them", said THT chief executive, Ian Green. "That's why we are reducing the number of new infections but HIV-related deaths continue to grow", Dr Oketch said.

More than 30,000,000 people are living with HIV, but only about 40% of them know they have the disease.

"The PrEP [Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis] drug trials have been a real breakthrough", he said, referring to a new drug that can be taken by HIV-negative people before having sex to prevent them contracting the virus. A newly published HIV and AIDS report from UNAIDS called Knowledge is Power shows that intensified HIV testing and treatment efforts are reaching more people living with HIV.

However, with nearly one in three infected individuals unaware that they carry the virus, stopping its spread remains a challenge. He is the second MP to disclose that he is living...

Lloyd Russell-Moyle is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS, which works within Parliament on a cross-party basis to further the cause of HIV prevention and treatment.

In 2005, former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith, the first openly gay British MP, revealed he had been HIV positive for 17 years. And I said, 'Actually, I don't think I'm ready to do this yet'.

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And true to Curry's word, the 5s are, as of Thursday afternoon, listed under the girls' section on Under Armour's website . He has mentioned plans on making it an annual event.

Earlier this week, health experts said more men could be dying because fewer are tested and men, generally, are poorer at seeking health services.

He added that it was Nelson Mandela's speech on HIV awareness that "tipped him over the edge" to eventually talk about it.

And to effectively monitor viral load, people living with HIV need access to viral load testing every 12 months.

Earlier in April the chairwoman of HIV/AIDS department at the Health Ministry Parvin Afsar Kazerouni explained that some 36,571 were diagnosed with HIV virus up to late December 2017.

Death from AIDS have fallen to the lowest level this century, with fewer than 1 million people dying from AIDS-related illnesses previous year, it said.

This is not the first time the CDC has dropped the ball and failed to promote safer sex and condom use in its HIV prevention missives and messaging.

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