All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Opportunistic infections
    Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa
    Science Daily | 08 December 2017

    After tuberculosis, cryptococcal meningitis is the leading cause of death in HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Circumcision
    Medical circumcision efforts gained ground against new HIV infections, but not enough
    Science Speaks | 07 December 2017

    Focused efforts to protect men and boys from HIV led to more than 14.5 million medical circumcision procedures globally between 2008 and 2016, enough to avert an estimated half million infections by 2030, according to a report released today.

  • Types of HIV tests
    Alere Detect Effective as Rapid HIV-2 Test
    Infectious Disease Special Edition | 07 December 2017

    The Alere q HIV-1/2 Detect test (Alere) can differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 100% of samples, according to a new study. The test is the only point-of-care nucleic acid test (NAT) currently able to detect HIV-2.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Key Challenges Await an Aging HIV-infected Population
    MD Mag | 07 December 2017

    According to a new study, age-related health issues seem to affect people living with HIV infection (PLWH) in an accelerated or emphasized fashion due to comorbidities associated with HIV infection, however, it is unclear whether those comorbidities are the result of the infection, ART, or other socioeconomic and demographic factors.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes
    ModernMedicine | 06 December 2017

    Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved outcomes, according to new research.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South
    U.S. News & World Report | 06 December 2017

    Despite national progress, the South is experiencing ‘an HIV hurricane.’

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Men with HPV are 20 times more likely to be reinfected after one year
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 06 December 2017

    An analysis of HPV in men shows that infection with one type strongly increased the risk of reinfection of the same type. The study highlights the importance of vaccination for preventing the spread of HPV in young men before they become sexually active and in older men who have already contracted the virus.

  • PrEP
    What Do Transgender Women Want? Lessons Learned by Listening
    The Body Pro | 05 December 2017

    When taken correctly, PrEP nearly eliminates the risk of HIV. Yet, for transgender women, seeking protection against HIV may come second to safety, mental health, and employment opportunities.

  • Diabetes
    Older antiretroviral regimens raise diabetes risk in HIV-positive adults
    Healio | 05 December 2017

    HIV-positive adults who initiated older formulations of antiretroviral therapy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than patients who initiated therapy between 2010 and 2015, according to study findings reported in BMJ Open Diabetes Research.

  • Global health initiatives
    Analysis: Trump PEPFAR strategy, budget proposals add up to surrender in HIV battle
    Science Speaks | 05 December 2017

    White House proposals to slash more than a billion dollars from U.S. supported HIV responses and limit efforts to control the epidemic to a handful of countries represents an unprecedented retreat from American leadership of the global fight against the disease and would reverse gains that were achieved, at a cost of more than $80 billion, over the last 15 years, according to a ONE analysis released on World AIDS Day.

Conference news

News from the 16th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2017).

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

With advances in HIV testing, treatment and care, some countries are making great progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.

New EUROBulletin

Read the December edition of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin.

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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