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Startling New Map: 92 Percent of New HIV Cases are in 25 Percent of US Counties

“It’s a great indicator of where to do testing, where to put centers. We might use this data to say, ‘How many resources do we need to help link people into HIV care,” suggested Patrick Sullivan, a professor at Emory’s school of public health and the head of AIDSVu. “Or, what is the growth in HIV load going to look like in the future, to plan for provider capacity?” The maps display cases by county, and show that 92 percent of new diagnoses between 2008 and 2011 took place in just 25 percent of U.S. counties.

Published
02 October 2013
From
The New Republic
Economic austerity affects the way in which HIV-positive Londoners view ‘treatment as prevention’

Discussions of an economic crisis and of austerity contribute to the manner in which people living with HIV in London make treatment decisions and frame attitudes to

Published
23 September 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Mexico: How Male Power Spreads HIV

The roles of gender and stigma in the epidemic in the Mexican state of Chiapas

Published
17 September 2013
From
The Atlantic
HIV treatment has not led to increasing sexual risk-taking in rural South African communities

A study from a rural area in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, has found no evidence that providing widespread antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has led

Published
02 August 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Biomedical HIV prevention – the social complexities of achieving effectiveness

Public health officials, donors, epidemiologists, researchers and clinicians need to factor in the relevance of the social and the cultural if they are to see biomedical HIV

Published
25 July 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Medical male circumcision campaigns face cultural challenges in southern Africa

Campaigns to circumcise tens of thousands of men in southern Africa are falling victim to lingering acceptability issues six years after the procedure was first recommended to

Published
17 July 2013
By
Laura Lopez Gonzalez
Male circumcision: the message is catching on, but scale-up poses monitoring and follow-up problems

Programmes offering voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of HIV prevention are now starting to expand in a number countries in sub-Saharan Africa, delegates at the recent

Published
15 July 2013
By
Gus Cairns
To cut STD rate, Calif considers condoms in prison

One Californian lawmaker says it's time to give prison inmates a way to practice safe sex behind bars to reduce an infection rate that experts say is much higher than that of the general population.

Published
08 July 2013
From
SFGate
Drug addicts to be given foil to encourage treatment

Drug users are to be offered free foil, used as a surface to heat up drugs like heroin, to encourage them to get help for their addiction. New laws will allow drug treatment providers to offer the foil as part of efforts to get addicts into treatment, and to protect their health.

Published
08 July 2013
From
BBC
PEPFAR budget cuts cause anxiety

Ten years ago, a shipping container was converted into Ethiopia's first HIV treatment centre, in Addis Ababa. The centre is now one of 900 sites across the country, funded, like thousands across Africa, by the US government-run President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Experts are concerned that consistent budget cuts in PEPFAR funding could make reaching the goal of an HIV-free generation difficult, if not impossible.

Published
05 July 2013
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