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  • Nigel Farage's HIV claim criticised by leaders' debate rivals

    Ukip leader used television debate to claim it costs £25,000 to treat each foreign patient with HIV, saying those born abroad account for 60% of diagnoses

    03 April 2015 | The Guardian
  • Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

    Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

    26 March 2015 | Indianapolis Star
  • Annual epidemiological report 2014 - Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and blood-borne viruses

    The annual report provides an overview of the epidemiology of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepattis B and C, HIV, AIDS and syphilis based on 2012 data.

    20 February 2015 | European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Exploring common contributors to reducing HIV infections

    Researchers looking for common factors associated with declining HIV infections in four diverse jurisdictions observed that strong leadership within state and local health departments was the most notable unifying factor critical to programmatic success in each of the two states and two cities studied: North Carolina, San Francisco, Massachusetts and Seattle.

    09 February 2015 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Why do new strains of HIV spread slowly?

    Most HIV epidemics are still dominated by the first strain that entered a particular population. New research published in PLOS Computational Biology offers an explanation of why the global mixing of HIV variants is so slow.

    06 February 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • HIV sweeps across eastern Europe amid economic crisis

    HIV is spreading at a dangerous rate in nations around the Black Sea, passing a record 100,000 new cases yearly. Hotspots for the HIV rise are Ukraine and Russia - two countries facing economic crisis and armed conflict, factors which could provoke a further surge in the virus.

    26 January 2015 | EUobserver
  • HIV/AIDS patients in Deep South of U.S. have lower survival rates

    A nine-state region of the US South has the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in 2003-2004 had died within five years of diagnosis. Researchers say poverty, education, health insurance, social stigma and racism contribute.

    15 January 2015 | Science Daily
  • No decline since 2004: Europe’s HIV response falls short in curbing epidemic

    In 2013, more than 29 000 new diagnoses have been reported by the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), according to the latest HIV/AIDS surveillance data. Despite advances in medical treatment and HIV prevention options, the HIV epidemic in Europe shows no signs of slowing down.

    01 December 2014 | ECDC
  • WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia

    Figures from the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed that altogether 136,235 people were registered as having been newly infected by HIV in 2013, more than 105,000 of them in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    28 November 2014 | Deutsche Welle
  • Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control: government report

    Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said yesterday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in 2011 were not consistently taking anti-HIV drugs that keep the virus suppressed at very low levels.

    26 November 2014 | Reuters
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