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  • HIV Rates Still Rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    A year after public health officials sounded the alarm about rising rates of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — which includes the Baltic states, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine — the number of new HIV diagnoses in the region is not letting up.

    05 November 2018 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

    Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

    05 November 2018 | AVERT
  • Nigeria highest producer of HIV-infected babies

    The Federal Government has confirmed a report, which ranks Nigeria first on the list of countries with high record of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in the world.

    05 November 2018 | Daily Post
  • HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African MSM and TGW

    HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African men who have sex with men and transgender women. The incidence among study participants was substantially higher than the estimated incidence among heterosexual men and women in the general population in the same countries.

    29 October 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Uganda: Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86%

    Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017, from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

    23 October 2018 | The Observer
  • HIV Diagnoses in Young Gay and Bi Men Increased Between 2008 and 2016

    During this period, diagnoses rose 3 percent annually among 13- to 29-year-old men who have sex with men, according to the CDC.

    02 October 2018 | Poz
  • Number of Chinese HIV and Aids patients rise by 14 per cent

    More than 100,000 new year-on-year cases recorded, most of which were sexually transmitted.

    01 October 2018 | South China Morning Post
  • 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
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