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STIs and Hep C levels at all-time high in Australia

The Kirby Institute’s Annual Surveillance Report suggests a number of STIs are continuing to increase, with syphilis and gonorrhoea leading the charge. Hepatitis C infections are also a growing health issue with more people now dying from viral hepatitis infection than from HIV when it was in its peak in the 80s and 90s.

Published
22 September 2014
From
Gay News Network
Are "Sugar Daddies" to Blame for HIV Transmission in Africa?

It was long assumed that a major driver of the vastly greater prevalence of HIV infection in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other epicenters of the African HIV epidemic is intergeneratioal sex - sepcifically, young women having sexual realtionships with older "sugar daddies". Contrary to expectations, a recent high-quality, longitudinal study showed that participation in intergenerational sex did not impact the likelihood of contracting HIV infection.

Published
05 September 2014
From
Scientific American
Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Published
01 September 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Teen Anal Sex Study: 6 Unexpected Findings

Anal sex can hurt, that much seems clear. But a new study of British teenagers also reveals a few aspects of this sexual activity that are perhaps more surprising.

Published
18 August 2014
From
Live Science
The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery—and love story—from Atlanta’s gay community

A journey with the researchers and citizens struggling with the troubling disparity in HIV diagnoses.

Published
04 August 2014
From
Washington Post
HIV in America has disproportionately hurt blacks — even after treatment

The story of HIV in America, in 8 charts.

Published
04 August 2014
From
Washington Post
US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

Published
04 August 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Buggery.org
HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
Men at high risk for HIV may misjudge their vulnerability

Many gay, bisexual and queer men who are good candidates for a drug that prevents HIV don't believe their risk of being infected with the virus is high enough to warrant the drug's use, suggests a new study.

Published
27 June 2014
From
Chicago Tribune
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