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The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

Published
16 hours ago
From
Daily Telegraph
How age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

Researchers in California argue that interventions are urgently needed to reach older adults and Hispanics to address HIV testing and beliefs. Older adults, in particular women, did not see themselves at risk of HIV.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Science Daily
Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV results

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaeledi has again raised his concerns about the lack of sexual and reproductive education at schools, after the results of a national HIV survey showed that young people are still at risk.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Health24
The End of Safe Gay Sex?

June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men.

Published
27 June 2018
From
New York Times
Dispelling the Bad Myths about PrEP in that New York Times Op-Ed

What to do with Patrick William Kelly’s New York Times op-ed “The End of Safe Gay Sex?,” whose headline is built on the assumption that the only kind of safe sex is that which is had with condoms, and whose argument is based on the idea that PrEP is doing a disservice the population whose lives it is protecting.

Published
27 June 2018
From
Jezebel
The Whitewashed History of HIV: A Black Teen Died of AIDS in 1969

The story of Robert Rayford symbolizes how the story of HIV has been told through a white lens — for nearly 50 years.

Published
15 June 2018
From
The Advocate
We’re in a mess.’ Why Florida is struggling with an unusually severe HIV/AIDS problem

The mosaic of patients represents the major drivers of HIV's spread and the communities hard hit by AIDS in the United States. And it helps explain why in 2016, Miami had the highest new infection rate per capita of any U.S. city: 47 per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's more than twice as many as San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles.

Published
14 June 2018
From
Science
‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who do not disclose same-sex relations have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other gay and heterosexual men.

Published
13 June 2018
From
AVERT
Some MSM Groups Not Benefitting From PrEP

Rates of HIV infection among some groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) have continued to rise despite the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Latino MSM, those aged 25 to 34 years, and MSM aged 55 years and older.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition (requires free registration)
HIV study reveals new group of men at risk of infection

A study of HIV infection has identified a distinct group of men at risk of infection who have sex with other men, but are not open about their sexuality. They tend to mix with, and acquire infection from, each other and not from openly gay men. They are unlikely to mix in the same social venues as openly gay men and are not likely to disclose that they have sex with other men.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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