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Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the whole of the World Health Organization (WHO) European region,

09 January 2017
Gus Cairns
HIV Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the government will commit adequate resources to stem the acceleration of the virus from high-risk groups into the general population.

29 December 2016
New York Times
The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40% drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses

22 December 2016
Gus Cairns
Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe making strong progress towards the 90-90-90 goals

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are making strong progress towards achieving the treatment and viral suppression goals set out in the UN 90-90-90 target, and new HIV infections

12 December 2016
Keith Alcorn
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.

02 December 2016
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

01 December 2016
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.

30 November 2016
Liz Highleyman
Russia Wishes Away Its HIV Epidemic

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

21 November 2016
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.

25 October 2016
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.

18 October 2016
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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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