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Correlation between HIV, rectal gonorrhea could help PrEP trial designs

Rectal gonorrhea incidence may serve to estimate what HIV incidence would have been had trial participants not received PrEP, according to study findings.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Healio
US: STIs Drive 1 in 10 HIV Transmissions in Gay & Bi Men

Chlamydia and gonorrhea make untreated HIV more transmittable and make HIV-negative people more susceptible to contracting the virus.

Published
04 February 2019
From
Poz
Sadiq Khan – It’s vital London plays its role in tackling stigma and wiping out this disease forever

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gives his support to our AIDSfree appeal and explains why this week’s Global Forum in London is vital in the battle against HIV

Published
30 January 2019
From
The Independent
HIV Prevalence Among Transgender Women Lower Than Previously Estimated, but Rates May Not Be Going Down, New CDC Study Finds

A new systematic review conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 14% of trans women and 3% of trans men are living with HIV. The estimate in trans women is lower than previous calculations, but the new estimates still show that transgender people are a vulnerable population with a substantial risk of contracting HIV.

Published
30 January 2019
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The Body Pro
Thailand: The long road to zero

A Bangkok symposium on HIV/Aids looks at the progress being made to turn the disease from “epidemic” to “endemic”.

Published
25 January 2019
From
The Nation
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

Published
16 January 2019
From
UNAIDS press release
Reported cases of HIV in China are rising rapidly

That is mainly because getting tested is so much easier, and less intimidating

Published
11 January 2019
From
The Economist
Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.

Published
11 January 2019
From
Avert
HIV rate across Ireland rose by 8% in 2018, figures show

State-funding for HIV prevention drug will bring down diagnoses rate, says HIV activist

Published
07 January 2019
From
Irish Times
HIV: London annual data spotlight

Reports presenting annual epidemiological data for HIV in London.

Published
04 January 2019
From
Public Health England
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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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