World’s Largest HIV Self-Testing Initiative Expands in Critical New Phase

PARIS, 24 July 2017 – Three out of every 10 people living with HIV do not know they are infected with the virus. The HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative, funded by Unitaid, has amassed compelling evidence that self-testing can reach more people than traditional diagnostics, enabling individuals to learn their HIV status when and where

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#EndAIDS: Moving Self-Testing from Theory to Reality

DURBAN, 20 July 2016 – How can HIV self-testing (HIVST) reduce the current HIV testing gap and help reach the United Nations 90-90-90 target? At the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016), UNITAID, Population Services International (PSI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will host a joint satellite session to answer this question and provide insights into the HIV Self-Test AfRica

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Meet HIV Self-Testing Musketeer Harrison Gwaze

By Sabrina Sidhu, Writer, UNITAID This blog post is the second in a series of four on the HIV Self-Test AfRica (STAR) project, which works in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. The STAR team will be in Blantyre, Malawi, from June 27 to July 1, 2016 with PSI Global Ambassador Debra Messing to learn more about

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What is the Potential for HIV Self-Testing in Africa ?

By Karin Hatzold, MD, MPH, Deputy Director of HIV/TB, PSI; Project Director of UNITAID/PSI STAR Project This blog post is the first in a series of four on the HIV Self-Test AfRica (STAR) project. The STAR team visit Malawi with PSI Global Ambassador Debra Messing to learn more about how HIV Self-Testing can contribute to achieving

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How to Save a Life? Help Women Put a Ring on it!

By Nina Hasen, Director of HIV and TB Programs, PSI The Washington Post recently published an article assessing the potential of a new product – a vaginal ring that secretes the antiretroviral drug dapivirine – to protect women from the HIV virus. PSI’s Director of HIV and Tuberculosis Programs, Nina Hasen responds: We applaud the Washington Post and other news

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Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Over the next two weeks Impact will post the top 12 global health moments of 2015 with commentary from experts. We want to hear your thoughts, too. So login and comment, share on social media and reflect on what has been a pretty interesting year for global health. This year marked a momentous accomplishment by

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WHO Announces Antiretrovirals as Early Treatment and Prevention for HIV

By Jennifer Orford Over the next two weeks Impact will post the top 12 global health moments of 2015 with commentary from experts. We want to hear your thoughts, too. So login and comment, share on social media and reflect on what has been a pretty interesting year for global health. This year, the World

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#WorldAIDSDay

#ICYMI: Top Global Health Tweets this Week

#WorldAIDSDay #WAD2015

By D’Arcy Williams, Intern, Population Services International In case you missed all the red, Tuesday was #WorldAIDSDay. Over the last 10 years, significant global progress has been made through enormous growth of HIV treatment and a decline in the overall HIV rate. There was much to celebrate, but more work to be done. To raise

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Hitting the Reset Button with HIV

By Nina Hasen, Director of HIV and Tuberculosis, PSI As we mark World AIDS Day, I’m reviewing the seismic progress in the HIV landscape over the last 10 years: Enormous growth of treatment Continuing reductions in mother-to-child transmission of the virus Drops in incidence across the globe. In 2005, HIV was a death sentence for

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What’s Scarier than a Vampire on Halloween?

By Noha Zeitoun, Content Intern, External Relations and Communications As children, we faced our fears of ghosts and vampires on Halloween. But as adults, we know there are greater fears in today’s world, especially in global health. At PSI, we share the type of things we find truly frightening this Halloween and what we’re doing to make them

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SIDA

“For People Who Want to Be Well”

By Nina Hasen, Director HIV and TB Programs This week, the World Health Organization made headlines with a dramatic new statement about HIV and antiretroviral medication (ARV). The organization told the world that the right time to start ARV treatment if you’re HIV positive is the moment you are diagnosed. This is a striking change

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Thailand Report

3 New Reports Highlight Effectiveness of HIV Harm Reduction Interventions in Thailand

Recently, PSI Thailand released three new reports detailing the effectiveness of five years of program implementation delivering comprehensive and innovative HIV harm reduction services for injecting drug users in Thailand. PSI hopes that other international and local agencies operating in Thailand and other parts of the world can benefit from the lessons learned and scalable

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