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How many Americans are Gay?

As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Time
Scotland reports its lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2003

A report released on Tuesday by Health Protection Scotland shows that 2016 saw the lowest number of people diagnosed with HIV within Scotland since 2003. Last year,

Published
24 March 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Georgia HIV infections drop 6 percent annually for 6 years

HIV infections in Georgia dropped 6% each year from 2008 to 2014. According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.

Published
08 March 2017
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WTVC
One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New HIV infections fall in the US, but demographic and geographic disparities persist

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US fell by 18% overall since 2008, offering evidence that prevention and treatment efforts are having an impact,

Published
16 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
A benign circle: how a combination of factors has reduced HIV infections in one of the hardest-hit parts of Africa

HIV incidence has started to tumble in one of the best-studied groups of people in Africa, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) heard

Published
14 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Men from Latin America and central Europe now outnumber sub-Saharan Africans in HIV diagnoses in European migrants

The latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), presented at the recent HIV in Europe HepHIV2017 meeting in Malta, show that while in the

Published
13 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
CDC: HIV treatment coming too late for many black Americans

The CDC study found that of more than 12,200 black men and women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, nearly 22 percent had progressed to AIDS by the time they were diagnosed. That means diagnosis and treatment is often coming too late.

Published
06 February 2017
From
UPI.com
Six Things You Need to Know for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed every year on February 7, is a good time to remind the general public of the racial disparities in HIV infection that persist in the United States. Year after year, African-Americans continue to shoulder the heaviest burden of HIV.

Published
06 February 2017
From
amfAR
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,

Published
09 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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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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