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  • HIV Incidence and Risk Behaviours of People Who Inject Drugs in Bangkok, 1995–2012

    HIV incidence in people who inject drugs in Bangkok declined from 5.7 per 100 person-years during the cohort study, to 2.7 per 100 person-years in the vaccine trial, to 0.7 per 100 person-years among PrEP study placebo recipients. Incidence peaked at 12.1 per 100 person-years in 1996 and declined to <1.0% during 2005–2012. Several factors likely contributed to the decline, including decreases in the frequency of injecting and sharing, improved access to HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy, and the use of PrEP. Expanding access to effective HIV prevention tools can hasten control of the HIV epidemic among PWID.

    01 April 2019 | The Lancet
  • HIV hitting Latino men in California at an alarming rate

    “One in four Latino men in the Valley in 2020 who have sex with men will test positive for HIV in their lifetimes,” said Oscar Lopez, vice president of policy, advocacy, education and communication for the Valley AIDS Council. Lopez just returned from the 2019 NHPC Hispanic/Latin MSM and Trans Latina Meeting with the CDC in Atlanta. Latino leaders met to discuss a plan of action in response to staggering numbers released in October by the CDC.

    01 April 2019 | The Monitor
  • Molecular data helps identify HIV networks

    Using molecular data to supplement information gained through public health interviews — chiefly, the names of sexual or needle-sharing partners — can help identify HIV transmission networks and prevent new infections in states with low HIV morbidity, researchers reported in a recent MMWR.

    05 March 2019 | Healio
  • Ireland: The new HIV crisis needs a better response

    HIV is a public heath issue, but a spike in diagnoses in Ireland seems to be going unchecked. New figures published last week show there were 531 new cases of HIV infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase from 492 in 2017. There is now a new diagnosis of HIV in Ireland every 17 hours; Ireland’s rate of new diagnoses stood at 10.2 per 100,000 people in 2017, while the European average is 6.2 per 100,000.

    04 March 2019 | Irish Times
  • Decline in U.S. HIV Infection Rate Stalled From 2013 to 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new HIV surveillance report, the estimated annual HIV transmission rate in the United States declined modestly between 2010 and 2013 and then stagnated through 2016. The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.” HIV incidence declined during the 2010 to 2016 period among white men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. However, troubling increases in the transmission rate among Latino MSM, and Black MSM between 25 and 34 years old, have offset such promising trends.

    28 February 2019 | POZ
  • Young black gay and bisexual men in US 16 times more likely to acquire HIV

    This is despite reporting the lowest number of sexual partners, new study says

    07 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

    PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

    29 November 2018 | Mosaic
  • Do some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out

    Fantasising about something is very different to pursuing it offline, in the “real world”.

    22 October 2018 | The Conversation
  • SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

    San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

    11 September 2018 | San Francisco Examiner
  • Sex and the sugar daddy

    In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media. Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it's driven by vanity.

    29 August 2018 | BBC
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