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  • Molecular data helps identify HIV networks

    Using molecular data to supplement information gained through public health interviews — chiefly, the names of sexual or needle-sharing partners — can help identify HIV transmission networks and prevent new infections in states with low HIV morbidity, researchers reported in a recent MMWR.

    05 March 2019 | Healio
  • Ireland: The new HIV crisis needs a better response

    HIV is a public heath issue, but a spike in diagnoses in Ireland seems to be going unchecked. New figures published last week show there were 531 new cases of HIV infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase from 492 in 2017. There is now a new diagnosis of HIV in Ireland every 17 hours; Ireland’s rate of new diagnoses stood at 10.2 per 100,000 people in 2017, while the European average is 6.2 per 100,000.

    04 March 2019 | Irish Times
  • Decline in U.S. HIV Infection Rate Stalled From 2013 to 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new HIV surveillance report, the estimated annual HIV transmission rate in the United States declined modestly between 2010 and 2013 and then stagnated through 2016. The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.” HIV incidence declined during the 2010 to 2016 period among white men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. However, troubling increases in the transmission rate among Latino MSM, and Black MSM between 25 and 34 years old, have offset such promising trends.

    28 February 2019 | POZ
  • Young black gay and bisexual men in US 16 times more likely to acquire HIV

    This is despite reporting the lowest number of sexual partners, new study says

    07 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

    PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

    29 November 2018 | Mosaic
  • Do some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out

    Fantasising about something is very different to pursuing it offline, in the “real world”.

    22 October 2018 | The Conversation
  • SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

    San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

    11 September 2018 | San Francisco Examiner
  • Sex and the sugar daddy

    In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media. Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it's driven by vanity.

    29 August 2018 | BBC
  • Iran Struggles To Deal With Its AIDS Problem

    Despite the government’s pledge to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the number of individuals suffering from AIDS/HIV in Iran has been steadily rising.

    28 August 2018 | The Iranian
  • 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
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