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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 August 2018
From
Daily Telegraph
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

Published
13 August 2018
From
WLS-TV Chicago
Young People In DC Are Diagnosed With HIV At Twice The National Rate

In a city filled with public health think tanks and policymakers, young people are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the D.C. Department of Health. Of all 368 diagnoses in 2017, 41 percent were youth: people between the ages of 13 and 24. That same national rate is 21 percent.

Published
06 August 2018
From
WAMU 88.5
Computer simulations accurately predict HIV spread

Researchers have developed computer simulations that can accurately predict HIV transmissions across populations in an effort to prevent the disease's spread.

Published
03 August 2018
From
UPI.com
A campaign to end AIDS by 2030 is faltering worldwide

The ambitious campaign to “end AIDS” by 2030 is badly off track, officials said at the International AIDS Conference here last week. Funding for efforts to slow the spread of HIV by treating all infected people has flatlined, and many countries, for a host of reasons, can’t or won’t mount aggressive responses. “We will not be able to meet the prevention goal,” said Michel Sidibé, director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland. “We have a prevention crisis.”

Published
02 August 2018
From
Science
AIDS 2018 told the story of a global health crisis

Held under the theme of “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” the real story of this year’s conference was the growing realization that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in crisis, with 1.8 million new infections in 2017. There are also alarming spikes in new HIV cases among key groups including adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa and drug users in eastern Europe and parts of Asia, according to recent figures from UNAIDS.

Published
30 July 2018
From
Devex
India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

India saw a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, according to a UN report.

Published
20 July 2018
From
Times of India
Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - U.N.

Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. The overall annual number of new HIV infections dropped from a high of 3.4 million in 1996 to 1.8m last year, according to UNAIDS, which co-ordinates the organisation's global response to HIV/Aids.

Published
19 July 2018
From
Thomson Reuters Foundation
UNAIDS warns that progress is slowing and time is running out to reach the 2020 HIV targets

New HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries, AIDS-related deaths are not falling fast enough and flat resources are threatening success. Half of all new HIV infections are among key populations and their partners, who are still not getting the services they need

Published
18 July 2018
From
UNAIDS press release
South Africa slashes new HIV cases by almost half

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last five years, the country’s latest HIV household survey found. The country’s investments in HIV treatment and prevention are paying off, leading to huge reductions in new infections.

Published
17 July 2018
From
Bhekisisa
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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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