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  • Epidemiology
    CDC: Number of new HIV infections stable
    USA TODAY | 20 December 2012

    The number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections across the country has remained stable, according to a new government analysis. There were 47,500 new infections in 2008 and 47,500 in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Hepatitis C treatment side-effects
    Vertex hepatitis C drug Incivek gets 'black box' warning over possible fatal skin conditions
    Washington Post | 20 December 2012

    The FDA says patients taking the pill in combination with two other treatments should stop immediately if they develop a rash that grows worse or comes with symptoms like a fever, diarrhea or mouth sores.

  • Epidemiology
    CDC Releases Data on New Cases of HIV
    AIDS.gov blog | 20 December 2012

    These new data establish a baseline for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goal of decreasing new HIV infections by 25 percent by 2015.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    KENYA: Integration of PMTCT and maternal and child health gets results
    IRIN Plus News | 20 December 2012

    Health programmes integrating services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV into regular maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) clinics, rather than operating PMTCT services as stand-along programmes, are showing positive results in Kenya, experts say.

  • KENYA: Integration of PMTCT and maternal and child health gets results
    IRIN | 20 December 2012

    Health programmes integrating services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV into regular maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) clinics, rather than operating PMTCT services as stand-along programmes, are showing positive results in Kenya, experts say.

  • Microbicides
    Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video
    IRMA - International Rectal Microbicide Advocates | 19 December 2012

    In advance of the first-ever phase II trial of a rectal microbicide, IRMA, the Population Council and the Microbicides Trials Network release "The Rectal Revolution Is Here: An Introduction to Rectal Microbicide Clinical Trials". The jointly produced video, the first of its kind, is designed to educate communities affected by HIV about rectal microbicide development and the importance of participating in clinical trials to help speed the search for new HIV prevention options.

  • Condoms and lubricant
    Bill to Expand Birth Control Is Approved in Philippines
    New York Times | 19 December 2012

    After a ferocious national debate that pitted family members against one another, and some faithful Catholics against their church, the Philippine Congress passed legislation on Monday to help the country’s poorest women gain access to birth control.

  • The search for a cure
    Scientists discover how HIV virus gains access to carrier immune cells to spread infection
    Science Daily | 19 December 2012

    Scientists have identified how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, enters the cells of the immune system enabling it to be dispersed throughout an organism.

  • Sex workers
    New WHO guidelines urge decriminalization of sex work
    IRIN Plus News | 19 December 2012

    The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines - titled 'Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections for Sex Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' - recommending, among other things, that countries should work towards decriminalizing sex work.

  • New WHO guidelines urge decriminalization of sex work
    IRIN | 19 December 2012

    The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines - titled 'Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections for Sex Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' - recommending, among other things, that countries should work towards decriminalizing sex work.

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