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Florida leads U.S. in new HIV cases after years of cuts in public health

Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections, but it’s not being treated as a crisis by Gov. Rick Scott or the state’s top health officer, Dr. John Armstrong. As the disease has spread, Scott and Armstrong have imposed four years of personnel cuts in the Department of Health that have shrunk the size of county health departments.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Miami Herald
Russia at AIDS epidemic tipping point as HIV cases pass one million – official

Russia's AIDS epidemic is at a dangerous tipping point after the number of people registered HIV-positive passed the 1 million mark, the country's top AIDS specialist said on Thursday, warning the rate of infection had reached record levels.

Published
22 January 2016
From
euronews
Number of Russians with HIV Hits 1 Million

The number of HIV-positive patients registered in Russia has reached one million, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Moscow-based Federal Center for Fighting AIDS.

Published
21 January 2016
From
The Moscow Times
India Sees 32 Percent Decline in HIV Infections in 2015

India is estimated to have registered a 66 per cent decline in new HIV infections from 2000 and 32 per cent decline from 2007, according to the latest round of HIV sentinel surveillance and estimations conducted by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), released by the Union Health Ministry.

Published
11 January 2016
From
The New Indian Express
UK maintains the largest HIV epidemic in western Europe

The annual surveillance report released recently by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that the number and rate of new diagnoses of HIV

Published
15 December 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Nigeria: 2.9 Million HIV Positive Nigerians Not On Treatment - Experts

An estimated 2.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS out of 3.4 million Nigerians diagnosed last year are not receiving treatment needed to suppress the infection.

Published
01 December 2015
From
AllAfrica
The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease

Good news from the front. But there is still much to do.

Published
24 November 2015
From
The Economist
Health Minister Warns Russia's HIV Epidemic Could Spiral Out of Control

Russia's HIV epidemic could spiral out of control by the end of the decade if treatment for the life-threatening virus is not expanded, the nation's health minister warned Friday, the TASS news agency reported.

Published
27 October 2015
From
The Moscow Times
How do we treat the world? Experts discuss moving to universal HIV treatment

What practical steps does the global healthcare community need to take in order to expand HIV treatment so that it can reach everyone who is diagnosed? And

Published
21 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55

The authors of Public Health England’s report called this morning for better integrated care pathways to manage co-morbidities and other complications, as life expectancy increases for HIV-infected people.

Published
20 October 2015
From
Onmedica
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