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Nigeria highest producer of HIV-infected babies

The Federal Government has confirmed a report, which ranks Nigeria first on the list of countries with high record of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in the world.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Daily Post
HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African MSM and TGW

HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African men who have sex with men and transgender women. The incidence among study participants was substantially higher than the estimated incidence among heterosexual men and women in the general population in the same countries.

Published
29 October 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Uganda: Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86%

Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017, from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

Published
23 October 2018
From
The Observer
HIV Diagnoses in Young Gay and Bi Men Increased Between 2008 and 2016

During this period, diagnoses rose 3 percent annually among 13- to 29-year-old men who have sex with men, according to the CDC.

Published
02 October 2018
From
Poz
Number of Chinese HIV and Aids patients rise by 14 per cent

More than 100,000 new year-on-year cases recorded, most of which were sexually transmitted.

Published
01 October 2018
From
South China Morning Post
US: HIV Diagnoses Up Among Younger MSM

From 2008 to 2016, the annual number of diagnoses of HIV infection among MSM ages 13-29 increased 3%, but declined 4% among ages 30-49, and remained stable for MSM ages ≥50, reported Andrew Mitsch, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues.

Published
24 September 2018
From
Medpage Today
HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released today

There were 963 new HIV diagnoses in Australia in 2017, representing a 7% decline over five years, and the lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. The reductions were greatest among gay and bisexual men, with a 15% reduction in the past year alone. In contrast, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 10% among heterosexuals over the past five years, and HIV diagnosis rates remain almost two times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Published
24 September 2018
From
Kirby Institute press release
New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state’s top health and elected officials had acted sooner on warnings, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

Published
14 September 2018
From
Yale News
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.

Published
10 September 2018
From
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.

Published
06 September 2018
From
Bay Area Reporter

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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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