More than 17% of antiretroviral-naive men who have sex with men (MSM) in a large US study carried antiretroviral-resistant virus, according to a nationwide analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]. MSM under 30 years old had close to a 19% prevalence of transmitted resistant HIV.
06 March 2014 | NATAP
While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
05 March 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.
04 March 2014 | Los Angeles Times
The rate of mother to child HIV transmission is at an all-time low in the United Kingdom, according to a paper published today in the journal AIDS.
25 February 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. "The results of this study suggest a broadening of the consequences of prejudice to include premature death," noted the study's lead author, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences. The study is online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
16 February 2014 | Mailman School of Public Health
The pace of HIV treatment scale-up could slow considerably in the coming years because of budget cuts to U.S. global AIDS programs. Without new resources for PEPFAR, as well as additional program efficiencies, the number of new people put on HIV treatment with U.S. support will plummet.
28 January 2014 | Health Affairs
Estimated HIV incidence (the new-infection rate) rose 13.5-fold among men who have sex with men (MSM) across Poland from 2000 to 2011. The increase was even greater in the Warsaw region.
28 January 2014 | International AIDS Society
Across Europe the highest proportion of new HIV infections occur in young men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results of a 15-country analysis. New infections almost doubled in MSM between 20 and 29 years old from 2003 to 2012 more than doubled in MSM under 20.
27 January 2014 | International AIDS Society
Between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections fell from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000, shows the report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids, commonly known as UNAIDS.
21 January 2014 | Times Live
The first study of hepatitis C infection among different Hispanic groups in the U.S. has found that infection with the virus varies widely, with Puerto Rican Hispanics much more likely than other groups to be infected.
14 January 2014 | Medical Xpress