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  • The varied nature of the US HIV/AIDS epidemic: what makes the South so different?

    As of 2011, 38% of all US citizens diagnosed with HIV were from a block of nine states in the south-east, sometimes referred to as “the South”: Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, N. and S. Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

    17 hours ago | BMJ Group blogs
  • US: 91% of HIV Passes From Those Unaware They're Infected or Not in Care

    The research suggests that as individuals make their way through the steps of the treatment cascade, their average risk of transmitting HIV drops off steadily. An estimated 91.5 percent of new HIV transmits from people who do not know they are infected or who are not in medical care for the virus.

    23 February 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • HPV Vaccination Not Associated with Increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections

    A barrier to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been the concern that it may promote unsafe sexual activity, but a new study of adolescent girls finds that HPV vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

    11 February 2015 | JAMA press release
  • amfAR Report Examines Heavy Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Gay Men in the United States

    CDC says one in three Black gay men in the U.S. is living with HIV; Report urges stronger national effort to reduce HIV disparities and better support community

    10 February 2015 | AmFAR
  • More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, CDC says

    More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, but the black death rate is generally declining more quickly than it is for those other groups.

    09 February 2015 | Washington Post
  • HIV Rates Coming Down In Toronto Two Years In A Row

    Good news: In Canada’s largest city, new infection rates are finally on the way down, although not uniformly.

    23 January 2015 | Positive Lite
  • China reports sharp rise in HIV cases in 2014

    China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease among the elderly and young students. Official media reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV infections last year over the previous year, with about 100,000 people newly infected in 2014.

    19 January 2015 | Financial Times (free registration required)
  • Uganda: study finds that 35% of university students are HIV-positive

    As the government continues to battle the spread of HIV – the virus that causes Aids – in Uganda, a new report indicates that a little over a third of students of Ugandan universities are HIV positive.

    04 January 2015 | New Vision
  • Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV Don't Test Enough

    Heterosexuals engage in sex that puts them at risk for HIV, but do not get tested at high enough rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its most recent National HIV Behavior Surveillance System (NHBS) report about high-risk heterosexuals, which focuses on data collected from individuals in a series of major metropolitan areas.

    23 December 2014 | Aidsmeds
  • Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester

    "When we fixate on risk compensation, which assumes that PrEP replaces or substitutes prior protective behaviors it undermines or marginalizes a far more pervasive reality and that is that men are gravitating towards PrEP as an additive element. Men are seeking additional reassurance and protection from HIV. From the perspective of men who see themselves as adopting safer ways of having sex, in terms of HIV prevention, the notion of risk compensation is offensive and confusing."

    19 December 2014 | BETA blog
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