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Analysis: How to prepare for an HIV/AIDS vaccine?

Increased attention to the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment programmes is needed to prepare communities for a potential roll-out of a vaccine, which will most probably be partially-effective, experts say.

Published
24 October 2013
From
IRIN
Late testing rates declining in Europe, but largely in gay men

Over Europe as a whole, the proportion of people testing late for HIV decreased between 2002 and 2010, a presentation at the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels

Published
24 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Considerable increase in unprotected sex found in French/Canadian gay survey

A French and Canadian online survey of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) appears to have uncovered a dramatic increase in the

Published
24 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Police ask for condom ban in Edinburgh saunas

Police Scotland has written to the city council arguing that if it grants licences for five saunas it should be on condition that no items of a sexual nature are allowed on the premises. Sex workers' charity Scot-pep has condemned the police proposal saying it could lead to an HIV epidemic.

Published
23 October 2013
From
BBC
HIV infections are going up - or are they?

Lots of discussion over the last couple of days about the recently released Australian annual surveillance report for HIV, which shows a big jump in the number of HIV notifications for the last year. But if you consider that the number of new infections must be a function of the number of people living with HIV, the picture over the last few years is starkly different.

Published
23 October 2013
From
buggery.org (blog)
Tel Aviv and Bucharest signal warnings of new HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs

A switch to a cheaper injectable illicit drug led to a major outbreak of HIV infection in Tel Aviv, Israel, and should serve as a warning

Published
22 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
IPM Receives Two Awards from USAID to Advance HIV Prevention Technologies for Women

The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received two competitive five-year awards with a combined US$40 million ceiling from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Both awards aim to advance new HIV prevention tools for women and to help ensure their availability in developing countries where the epidemic has hit hardest.

Published
22 October 2013
From
International Partnership for Microbicides
HIV 'apathy' in Manchester: City's battle against disease not being won as infection rates fail to fall

The report identifies a disturbing pattern highlighting Manchester’s inadequacy to offer tests in line with the national standard.

Published
21 October 2013
From
Mancunian Matters
Australia’s HIV infection rates at 20-year high

The rate of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Australia has risen by 10% in 12 months – the largest increase in 20 years, a new report shows. Last year, 1,253 cases of HIV were diagnosed, with unprotected sex among men the most common mode of transmission. The number of new diagnoses has been gradually increasing over the past 14 years, from 719 cases in 1999.

Published
21 October 2013
From
The Conversation
Ensuring good-quality HIV care in Europe: where can we improve?

Only 20% of people with HIV in Europe have fully suppressed viral load, compared to an estimated 24% in sub-Saharan Africa, despite much higher rates of HIV

Published
19 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn

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