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HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several African countries

New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

Published
02 December 2016
From
PEPFAR
There may be fewer people living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK than previously thought

Public Health England’s estimate of the number of people who have HIV without being aware of it has been lowered, for the second year running. However, this

Published
01 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody
CDC releases new data on HIV diagnosis and prevalence in the United States

In advance of World AIDS Day the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest report on recently diagnosed HIV infections in the United States.

Published
30 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Russia Wishes Away Its HIV Epidemic

Epidemiologists have developed the means to stop HIV in its tracks, but Russia is barely listening.

Published
21 November 2016
From
The Moscow Times
STD rates sharply rise in U.S. says CDC – Will misinformation from PrEP critics prevail?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a report on the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2015, finding the highest number of case reports on these infections in 20 years and a steep increase over the last reported period in 2014. Is this a cause for concern? Absolutely. But, as will inevitably be the case, there are going to be questions about whether increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is to blame and the answer is pretty conclusively “no” as far as one can tell from the available data and the CDC as much as says so.

Published
25 October 2016
From
Project Inform
International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also 'wimpiest'

Arts and his collaborators discovered that a group of infected women progressed very slowly to AIDS and discovered that nearly all were infected with a specific HIV-1 strain, called subtype C. This HIV-1 strain replicates very poorly and very slowly in patients making it the "wimpiest" subtype of the deadly virus despite also being the most dominant form of HIV in the world, predominantly found in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, India, Nepal, and parts of Brazil and China.

Published
18 October 2016
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
HIV infections in gay men remain at record-high levels

HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the UK are still at record-high levels, data has shown. Public Health England released a report today on HIV transmission, following confirmation a year ago that transmissions among gay and bisexual men have reached a new record high.

Published
04 October 2016
From
PinkNews
Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

Published
07 September 2016
From
ABC Online
San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On 1 September the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has

Published
05 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV infections in SF hit low, but drive misses African Americans

New HIV infections dropped to historic lows in San Francisco last year as the city amped up an aggressive campaign to essentially end the AIDS epidemic by 2020, but those efforts are not reaching everyone in equal measure, according to an annual report set to be released Thursday.

Published
02 September 2016
From
SFGate
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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