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HIV rates have risen in Northern Ireland - while dropping across rest of UK

Northern Ireland was the only UK region to see a rise in HIV rates last year.

10 September 2018
Belfast Live
Annual HIV report highlights disparities, declining numbers

The San Francisco Department of Public Health presented its latest HIV epidemiology report to the Health Commission Tuesday, September 4, showing that while the number of new infections continues to decline, African-Americans and homeless people have persistently higher infection rates and poorer outcomes.

06 September 2018
Bay Area Reporter
Minister's empty words on HIV will not fill financial void

Public health minister Steve Brine, perhaps rather optimistically, claims the figures show the country is well on its way to eradicating HIV “once and for all”. But the scale of the cuts to public health funding raises questions over what more could have been done up until now and whether the current encouraging performance can be maintained.

04 September 2018
Local Government Chronicle
Atlanta 4th in nation for new HIV diagnoses, CDC says

Local health officials said African-American men and women in Atlanta are disproportionately impacted by the epidemic.

31 August 2018
WSB Atlanta
The CDC Predicted An Opioid-Driven HIV Outbreak. Now It's Found One In Massachusetts.

An HIV outbreak in Massachusetts has grown to 129 confirmed cases, state officials said, an alarming cluster largely driven by drug users sharing needles.

28 August 2018
BuzzFeed News
Why has HIV in Saskatchewan become more harmful for some people?

Reports have suggested that HIV may be progressing more rapidly in Saskatchewan. Researchers analyzed the genetic sequences of HIV among people in the province. They discovered strains of HIV that have adapted to some people’s immune defences.

22 August 2018
The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

16 August 2018
Daily Telegraph
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

13 August 2018
WLS-TV Chicago
Young People In DC Are Diagnosed With HIV At Twice The National Rate

In a city filled with public health think tanks and policymakers, young people are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the D.C. Department of Health. Of all 368 diagnoses in 2017, 41 percent were youth: people between the ages of 13 and 24. That same national rate is 21 percent.

06 August 2018
WAMU 88.5
Computer simulations accurately predict HIV spread

Researchers have developed computer simulations that can accurately predict HIV transmissions across populations in an effort to prevent the disease's spread.

03 August 2018

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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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