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  • Viral hepatitis more deadly than HIV in Europe

    Viral hepatitis, which includes hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), was blamed for nearly 90,000 deaths in 2010, while HIV claimed slightly more than 8,000 lives.

    14 April 2014 | Science Daily
  • Treatment 2015 situation room

    Tool allowing visualisation and global comparison of HIV treatment coverage, HIV prevalence, incidence, investments, drug stockouts and policies.

    03 April 2014 | UNAIDS
  • SA has highest number of new HIV infections worldwide - survey

    With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.

    02 April 2014 | Mail & Guardian
  • More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

    Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

    24 March 2014 | NATAP
  • AIDS No Longer Among Top Ten Causes Of Death In NYC

    For the first time since the HIV epidemic exploded more than a generation ago, AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in New York City.

    14 March 2014 | New York Daily News
  • UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV

    A new paper published online in the British Geriatrics Society journal Age and Ageing argues that despite a year-on-year increase in the number of people over the age of 50 being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), there is a reluctance of healthcare professionals to offer HIV tests to older people.

    13 March 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Reducing HIV transmission among drug injectors lowers AIDS mortality in heterosexuals

    A recent study conducted by researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, led by Samuel R. Friedman, Director of both New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research's interdisciplinary theoretical synthesis core, and the Institute for Infectious Disease Research at National Development and Research Institutes, sheds light on the pathways connecting HIV epidemics in different populations.

    13 March 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • HIV Spreads Readily Between Rural Ugandan Communities

    Non-household transmission of HIV in Rakai, Uganda, is more likely to come from members outside of a community rather than from within.

    10 March 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • Transmitted HIV Resistance Rate Close to 20% in Large Study of US MSM

    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
  • How sexual contacts with outsiders contribute to HIV infections within communities

    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
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