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5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries.

Published
19 September 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
San Francisco annual report shows continued drop in new HIV infections

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) has released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report for 2016, showing that the number of new infections continues to decline, with

Published
18 September 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Who are trans women acquiring HIV from?

There is a lot we don’t know about trans women’s HIV risk, why they are so vulnerable to HIV and who trans women are acquiring HIV

Published
29 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New South Wales reports record drop in HIV diagnoses: fewest this year since records began

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), has reported a steep drop in HIV diagnoses in gay and other men who have sex with men

Published
25 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa death rates declined due to HIV success – report

Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

Published
23 August 2017
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Health-e
World on track to reach the 90-90-90 targets for HIV treatment by 2020

The world is on track to reach global targets for reducing AIDS deaths and HIV treatment access by 2020, but some regions of the world risk falling

Published
23 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
AIDS deaths are almost half of what they were in 2005 — but experts worry Trump could reverse that

“If the president’s budget were enacted, we would see the progress that has been gained over the last decade reversed very quickly, and all of the hard-fought gains reversed almost quicker than we achieved them,” said Mitchell Warren, executive director of HIV-prevention advocacy group AVAC.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Mic
HIV numbers 'terrifying' in Philippines as more millennials are diagnosed

Millennials living in the Philippines are the most likely to receive a positive HIV diagnosis. Monthly figures from April show there were 629 new notifications of HIV in the Philippines. More than half of those people were aged between 15 and 34 years old.

Published
03 July 2017
From
Gay Star News
More gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia, less HIV, at Dutch STI clinics

An increasing number of clients tested at a Dutch STI clinic for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is diagnosed with gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia. However the number of HIV diagnoses has declined for years. At the STI clinics, 285 new HIV diagnoses were detected in 2016, of which 93 percent were MSM.

Published
30 June 2017
From
RIVM
Fall in new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) at selected London sexual health clinics since early 2015: testing or treatment or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)?

Since October 2015 up to September 2016, HIV diagnoses fell by 32% compared with October 2014–September 2015 among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending selected London sexual health clinics. This coincided with high HIV testing volumes and rapid initiation of treatment on diagnosis. The fall was most apparent in new HIV testers. Intensified testing of high-risk populations, combined with immediately received anti-retroviral therapy and a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme, may make elimination of HIV achievable.

Published
26 June 2017
From
Eurosurveillance
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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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