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UK smashes targets for reducing transmission of HIV

As our community comes together to mark World AIDS Day, there’s some good news from the UK on HIV prevention. Public Health England have released their annual update on the UK’s progress towards ending the HIV epidemic. This report reflects the analysis of the data that has been collected to the end of 2017, and it demonstrates that the combination prevention strategies being implemented across the UK are really working.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Means Happy
UNAIDS report overlooks significant aspects of the global HIV response

UNAIDS' World AIDS Day 2018 report is selectively silent on persistently high AIDS mortality and looming treatment rationing in light of donor disengagement.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
‘Alarming’ HIV rates in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to account for the large majority of the 160,000 people newly infected with HIV in the WHO European Region – with little signs of improvement.

Published
29 November 2018
From
AVERT
Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise - experts

Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts said on Wednesday, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
28 November 2018
From
Reuters
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. However, it’s not inevitable that death rates will keep falling. Rising epidemics of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity in some African countries could lead to shifts over time in the opposite direction.

Published
27 November 2018
From
The Conversation
Number of new HIV infections declines in Germany, but many still unknowingly positive

Before World AIDS day on December 1st, statistics about new cases of infection in Germany have been published. After years in which figures remained stable, positive and negative trends have been noted.

Published
27 November 2018
From
The Local
Switzerland: Historic drop in reported HIV cases in 2017

HIV is on the decline in Switzerland, according to the latest figures of the health ministry, with only 445 new cases reported in 2017. That's a 16% decrease relative to 2016. The Federal Office of Public Health credits increased screening among at-risk groups through targeted campaigns and earlier treatment of HIV-positive individuals for the achievement of this historic low.

Published
19 November 2018
From
swissinfo.ch
New HIV testing centers open in the Philippines as HIV crisis worsens

More HIV testing centers have opened in the Philippines as the country struggles to curb the growing number of new cases. Already this year there have been more than 7,600 new HIV diagnosis in the Philippines. The south-east Asian nation has experienced a 174% increase in new infections since 2010. LoveYourself is an organisation mostly made up of volunteers who take multi-layered action on the HIV epidemic through promoting self-worth.

Published
16 November 2018
From
Gay Star News
HIV Rates Still Rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A year after public health officials sounded the alarm about rising rates of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — which includes the Baltic states, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine — the number of new HIV diagnoses in the region is not letting up.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

Published
05 November 2018
From
AVERT

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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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