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  • US: HIV Diagnoses Up Among Younger MSM

    From 2008 to 2016, the annual number of diagnoses of HIV infection among MSM ages 13-29 increased 3%, but declined 4% among ages 30-49, and remained stable for MSM ages ≥50, reported Andrew Mitsch, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues.

    24 September 2018 | Medpage Today
  • HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released today

    There were 963 new HIV diagnoses in Australia in 2017, representing a 7% decline over five years, and the lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. The reductions were greatest among gay and bisexual men, with a 15% reduction in the past year alone. In contrast, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 10% among heterosexuals over the past five years, and HIV diagnosis rates remain almost two times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

    24 September 2018 | Kirby Institute press release
  • New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented

    An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state’s top health and elected officials had acted sooner on warnings, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

    14 September 2018 | Yale News
  • HIV rates have risen in Northern Ireland - while dropping across rest of UK

    Northern Ireland was the only UK region to see a rise in HIV rates last year.

    10 September 2018 | Belfast Live
  • Annual HIV report highlights disparities, declining numbers

    The San Francisco Department of Public Health presented its latest HIV epidemiology report to the Health Commission Tuesday, September 4, showing that while the number of new infections continues to decline, African-Americans and homeless people have persistently higher infection rates and poorer outcomes.

    06 September 2018 | Bay Area Reporter
  • Minister's empty words on HIV will not fill financial void

    Public health minister Steve Brine, perhaps rather optimistically, claims the figures show the country is well on its way to eradicating HIV “once and for all”. But the scale of the cuts to public health funding raises questions over what more could have been done up until now and whether the current encouraging performance can be maintained.

    04 September 2018 | Local Government Chronicle
  • Atlanta 4th in nation for new HIV diagnoses, CDC says

    Local health officials said African-American men and women in Atlanta are disproportionately impacted by the epidemic.

    31 August 2018 | WSB Atlanta
  • The CDC Predicted An Opioid-Driven HIV Outbreak. Now It's Found One In Massachusetts.

    An HIV outbreak in Massachusetts has grown to 129 confirmed cases, state officials said, an alarming cluster largely driven by drug users sharing needles.

    28 August 2018 | BuzzFeed News
  • Why has HIV in Saskatchewan become more harmful for some people?

    Reports have suggested that HIV may be progressing more rapidly in Saskatchewan. Researchers analyzed the genetic sequences of HIV among people in the province. They discovered strains of HIV that have adapted to some people’s immune defences.

    22 August 2018 | CATIE
  • The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

    Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

    16 August 2018 | Daily Telegraph
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