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New Zealand: The tide turns on HIV

The goal to virtually eliminate HIV transmission in NZ by 2025 suddenly looks attainable. Dr Peter Saxon explains why.

Published
17 May 2019
From
Newsroom
Africa: New HIV Map Offers Most Detailed Look Yet At The Epidemic

A study published Wednesday presents what these researchers describe as the most detailed map ever produced of HIV prevalence across sub-Saharan Africa. The first-of-its-kind new map may help increase the precision of the HIV/AIDS response as some data-savvy researchers narrow their focus on the continent's worst-affected areas — to the size of a small town.

Published
16 May 2019
From
NPR
Hundreds of Pakistanis infected with HIV after doctor used contaminated dirty syringes

Pakistan was long considered a low prevalence country for HIV, but the disease is expanding at an alarming rate. The country currently has the second fastest growing HIV rates across Asia, according to the UN.

Published
16 May 2019
From
South China Morning Post
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

Published
10 May 2019
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AVERT
Seattle HIV cluster found in drug users, those without homes

The opioid epidemic and a rising population of people experiencing homelessness have helped fuel an HIV outbreak in North Seattle.

Published
23 April 2019
From
San Francisco Chronicle
HIV infection rates in New South Wales hit record low, but there are concerns

The number of new HIV cases in NSW has dropped to their lowest level since 1984, but NSW Health would not say whether it will hit its target of "virtually" eliminating the disease by 2020.

Published
23 April 2019
From
Sydney Morning Herald
The World’s Largest HIV Epidemic in Crisis: HIV in South Africa

On a recent visit to South Africa, we were alarmed by the complacency toward the rate of new infections at all levels and the absence of an emergency response, especially for young people. The critical gap in South Africa is not between evidence and policy, but between policy and implementation.

Published
05 April 2019
From
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Could Nigeria's HIV rate be just half what was thought?

The preliminary results of one of the largest HIV surveys ever undertaken suggest the disease could be just half as prevalent in Nigeria as previously thought.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Devex
CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used part of a plenary session at the March 4-7 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle to explain and defend the agency's molecular surveillance program. The presentation was given by Alexandra Oster, M.D., a medical epidemiologist who has worked on this research for the CDC for over ten years. Oster began her presentation by arguing that cluster detection and response can help bring the nation closer to ending the HIV epidemic by allowing us to identify when HIV is being transmitted rapidly, and when public health can step in to stop transmission.

Published
19 March 2019
From
The Body
US: 80% of new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people

In 2016, more than 80% of new HIV infections in the United States were transmitted by individuals who either did not know they were infected with HIV or had been diagnosed but were not receiving care, according to data released on the first day of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.

Published
19 March 2019
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Healio
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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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