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  • International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also 'wimpiest'

    Arts and his collaborators discovered that a group of infected women progressed very slowly to AIDS and discovered that nearly all were infected with a specific HIV-1 strain, called subtype C. This HIV-1 strain replicates very poorly and very slowly in patients making it the "wimpiest" subtype of the deadly virus despite also being the most dominant form of HIV in the world, predominantly found in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, India, Nepal, and parts of Brazil and China.

    18 October 2016 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • HIV infections in gay men remain at record-high levels

    HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the UK are still at record-high levels, data has shown. Public Health England released a report today on HIV transmission, following confirmation a year ago that transmissions among gay and bisexual men have reached a new record high.

    04 October 2016 | PinkNews
  • Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

    Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

    07 September 2016 | ABC Online
  • HIV infections in SF hit low, but drive misses African Americans

    New HIV infections dropped to historic lows in San Francisco last year as the city amped up an aggressive campaign to essentially end the AIDS epidemic by 2020, but those efforts are not reaching everyone in equal measure, according to an annual report set to be released Thursday.

    02 September 2016 | SFGate
  • Think the Aids epidemic is over? Far from it – it could be getting worse

    The 2000 Aids conference in Durban shocked the world into action. Now, a new crisis looms, one fuelled by drug resistance, costly treatments and the lack of power many women have in sexual relationships.

    31 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide

    A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 (GBD 2015) study, published today in The Lancet HIV journal, reveals that although deaths from HIV/AIDS have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, 2.5 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015, a number that hasn't changed substantially in the past 10 years.

    19 July 2016 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

    This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

    15 July 2016 | AVAC
  • Australia announces 'end of AIDS' as drug treatments combat once deadly virus HIV

    Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing Aids in any one year, they can say they have "beaten" the disease.

    11 July 2016 | International Business Times UK
  • This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends

    The data comes from state and city health departments that collect this information on a local level, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told Business Insider. That way, it can be pulled into one, interactive map. "We use maps to find where a Starbucks is, or where to find a pharmacy, so people are really familiar with that interface," he said.

    27 June 2016 | Business Insider
  • 15% of gay men in the U.S. living with HIV, estimate researchers

    Researchers at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control recently released a report estimating the prevalence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the U.S.

    24 June 2016 | BETA blog
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