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Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Buggery.org
HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Complex needs and overlapping vulnerabilities frequently reported by 'high-risk' gay men in Scotland

A quarter of Scottish gay men who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) report two or more vulnerabilities such as problematic

Published
07 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Men at high risk for HIV may misjudge their vulnerability

Many gay, bisexual and queer men who are good candidates for a drug that prevents HIV don't believe their risk of being infected with the virus is high enough to warrant the drug's use, suggests a new study.

Published
27 June 2014
From
Chicago Tribune
Middle East Sees 'Worrying' Rise in HIV Cases: United Nations

A sharp rise in new HIV infections in the Middle East and North Africa is a worrying trend, despite some positive developments, UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe told AFP on Friday.

Published
24 June 2014
From
NDTV
High prevalence of risk behaviour means there's potential for worsening of HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Europe

Sharing of injecting equipment and sex without condoms is more frequently reported by people who inject drugs in eastern Europe, indicating a large unmet need

Published
24 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Effective HIV/AIDS prevention treatment could be boosting other STDs in San Francisco

Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS prevention treatments are so effective that condoms are becoming an afterthought for some sexually active gay men, according to local public-health officials.

Published
23 June 2014
From
San Francisco Examiner
Emerging HIV Epidemics Among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa

HIV epidemics are emerging among people who inject drugs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Though HIV infection levels were historically very low in the Middle East and North Africa, substantial levels of HIV transmission and emerging HIV epidemics have been documented among people who inject drugs in at least one-third of the countries of this region, according to findings published today in PLOS Medicine.

Published
18 June 2014
From
Weill Cornell Medical College press release
Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

A case-control study, examining the sexual behaviour of German gay men receiving HIV-negative and HIV-positive test results, identified two key factors which distinguish the groups – consistent condom

Published
18 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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