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  • Cutting prison sentences could reduce spread of HIV, study suggests

    Reducing incarceration in a community may reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have, therefore reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

    09 February 2016 | EurekAlert
  • US: Study shows direct link between state spending habits and AIDS deaths

    American states with higher spending on social services and public health -- such as education and income support -- per person living in poverty (according to the federal poverty threshold) had significantly lower HIV/AIDS case rates and fewer AIDS deaths.

    04 February 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Worlds Apart: Vast Disparities In Treatment Separate Americans With HIV

    HIV/AIDS activists and physicians now emphasize the socioeconomic barriers that keep some people living with HIV from consistently obtaining and using antiretroviral drugs to remain healthy. Addressing patients’ social and economic challenges is complicated and not reimbursable.

    04 January 2016 | Kaiser Health News
  • HIV prevention fatigue: Program engages men who have heard it all before

    An innovative program in San Francisco acknowledges and addresses prevention fatigue, while helping gay and bisexual men improve sexual health and wellbeing. Bridgemen carefully weaves education and discussions about sex and health into events that bring men together socially and for community service projects.

    23 December 2015 | BETA blog
  • Why Are So Many Black Women Dying of AIDS?

    Higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white disparity in AIDS infection rates among both men and women.

    15 December 2015 | New York Times
  • An increase in alcohol tax appears to have decreased gonorrhea rates in Maryland

    Increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea, according to University of Florida Health researchers, who found that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24 percent in Maryland after the state increased its sales tax on alcohol in 2011.

    09 December 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • More on Cash Transfers to Reduce HIV among Adolescents

    Four recent studies emerging from India and South Africa have challenged the prevailing narrative about the benefits of cash transfers for adolescents and raised concerns about unintended consequences.

    08 December 2015 | Center for Global Development
  • HIV spreads faster as violent conflict looms

    A new analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out.

    13 November 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • The missing link in new US AIDS strategy

    President Barack Obama has announced a National HIV/AIDS strategy designed to carry the country’s policy through to 2020. The updated policy, positive in many ways, lacks one crucial element: the criminal justice system’s role in fueling HIV and AIDS.

    20 August 2015 | The Hill
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
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