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Viral hepatitis more deadly than HIV in Europe

Viral hepatitis, which includes hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), was blamed for nearly 90,000 deaths in 2010, while HIV claimed slightly more than 8,000 lives.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Science Daily
Treatment 2015 situation room

Tool allowing visualisation and global comparison of HIV treatment coverage, HIV prevalence, incidence, investments, drug stockouts and policies.

Published
03 April 2014
From
UNAIDS
SA has highest number of new HIV infections worldwide - survey

With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

Published
24 March 2014
From
NATAP
AIDS No Longer Among Top Ten Causes Of Death In NYC

For the first time since the HIV epidemic exploded more than a generation ago, AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in New York City.

Published
14 March 2014
From
New York Daily News
UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV

A new paper published online in the British Geriatrics Society journal Age and Ageing argues that despite a year-on-year increase in the number of people over the age of 50 being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), there is a reluctance of healthcare professionals to offer HIV tests to older people.

Published
13 March 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Reducing HIV transmission among drug injectors lowers AIDS mortality in heterosexuals

A recent study conducted by researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, led by Samuel R. Friedman, Director of both New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research's interdisciplinary theoretical synthesis core, and the Institute for Infectious Disease Research at National Development and Research Institutes, sheds light on the pathways connecting HIV epidemics in different populations.

Published
13 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV Spreads Readily Between Rural Ugandan Communities

Non-household transmission of HIV in Rakai, Uganda, is more likely to come from members outside of a community rather than from within.

Published
10 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Transmitted HIV Resistance Rate Close to 20% in Large Study of US MSM

More than 17% of antiretroviral-naive men who have sex with men (MSM) in a large US study carried antiretroviral-resistant virus, according to a nationwide analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]. MSM under 30 years old had close to a 19% prevalence of transmitted resistant HIV.

Published
06 March 2014
From
NATAP
How sexual contacts with outsiders contribute to HIV infections within communities

While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Published
05 March 2014
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
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