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Peak body calls on drugs regulator to fast-track HIV self-testing device - ABC Online

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations is calling on the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to fast-track the national approval of HIV self-testing devices. Key points: The TGA is conducting consultation into the accelerated assessment of ...and more »

#BeInTheKnow: National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2017 - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

Post submitted by Noël Gordon, former HRC Senior Program Specialist for HIV Prevention and Health Equity. Today marks National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to focus the nation's attention on the impact of HIV and AIDS on Black/African ...and more »

Six facts to consider for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Healio

Black Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, due in part to discrimination, stigma, poverty and a lack of access to health care, according to a statement from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. This is largely seen in the ...and more »

China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDS - Medical Xpress

China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of a broader push to increase the use of the ancient practice in the country's medical system. The promotion of TCM is part of a ...and more »

Venezuela is running short on HIV meds—and places to turn for help - Science Magazine

On top of its currency being in free fall for 3 years running, empty shelves at supermarkets, and electricity rationing, Venezuela has a serious shortage of medicines, including life-saving anti-HIV drugs. This led a network of Venezuelans living with ...and more »

Stop the witch-hunt of HIV criminalization - Toronto Star

People living with HIV are being charged with some of the most serious offences in our criminal law, even in situations where there has been no transmission of HIV, no realistic possibility of transmission, and no intent to transmit. Ontario Attorney ...and more »

African-Americans Are Beating HIV... Finally - Huffington Post

It's February. And that always means one thing. We are celebrating Black History Month. Throughout the month, we, African-Americans, celebrate our achievements over slavery, segregation, and continual challenges to achieving the American Dream so ...and more »

China issues five-year plan on HIV/AIDS prevention - Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has issued a five-year action plan for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. The government will make the utmost effort to find out HIV-infected and AIDS patients, reduce infections through drug needles ...and more »

China's Cabinet: Hospitals Must Accept HIV-Positive Patients - Sixth Tone

Yuan still remembers the day she took her HIV-positive son to the hospital for an epilepsy surgery. After doctors did a checkup, they tried to persuade Yuan that her son's epilepsy was not a big deal, and tried to convince her to give up on the surgery ...and more »

Australia urged to fast-track approval of HIV self-testing devices - Star Observer

Although the government lifted the ban on HIV self-testing devices over two years ago, suppliers still need TGA approval to sell them in the country. SHARE ON: Matthew Wade — February 7, 2017 · blood pills health test hiv sti denied. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie ...and more »