While we have made progress in HIV prevention and care, only 30% of all people living with HIV have achieved viral suppression. If people are in HIV medical care, however, 76% of people achieve viral suppression. Getting and keeping people in HIV medical care saves lives.
4 hours ago | CDC Vital Signs
Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis. In its annual report issued Tuesday, Greece's Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of new infections nationwide fell by 20%, from 920 last year from 1,188 in 2012. This is largely due to a 52% decline in infections in people who inject drugs after a sharp spike in infections in 2012.
9 hours ago | Greek Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Two years ago, the “beginning of the end” of AIDS was announced. It included the promise of reducing HIV transmission by reducing the amount of infectious virus in the population. But disease control will fail unless we understand and plan for its translation within complex and adaptive systems. People take up technologies and use them in unanticipated ways. Cultures develop resistance in the same way that bacteria do. We will only ever approach the beginning of the end of AIDS if and when we bear these things in mind.
25 November 2014 | The Conversation
In broad strokes, UNAIDS has the right message, with the right vision, at the right time. But an effective response depends on strategy, details, milestones, resources and specifics—and these are still lacking.
24 November 2014 | AVAC
Brazil has resolved to get all 720,000 people with HIV on to treatment within a few years, including the 150,000 people who don’t yet know they have the virus.
20 November 2014 | The Globe and Mail
Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.
20 November 2014 | BBC (video)
"Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson
20 November 2014 | GMFA
If the world does not rapidly scale up in the next five years, the epidemic is likely to spring back with a higher rate of new HIV infections than today, UNAIDS says.
19 November 2014 | UNAIDS
Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation shows up in lots of news articles about Truvada in part because he runs a large H.I.V.-care organization, and in part because he gives colorful quotes. But he also shows up because he and the foundation stand more or less alone within the world of H.I.V.-prevention groups in their skepticism about PrEP.
17 November 2014 | New York Times
The results of the PROUD study will renew calls for the intervention to be made available in the UK. Further study is needed to confirm the wider acceptability of PrEP to the highest risk individuals and how it affects risk behaviour, but the UK health authorities should begin now to look into how best to deploy this intervention. The numbers show that a new approach to curbing the HIV epidemic in the UK's MSM is needed, the approach exists, and should be made available as soon as possible.
10 November 2014 | The Lancet HIV