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Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV. New HIV cases continued to increase in the Philippines in 2017, with a 3,147…

Harm reduction scale-up needed to eliminate HCV in people who inject drugs, European model predicts

Elimination of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Europe will require simultaneous scale-up of direct-acting antiviral treatment, needle and syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST), and…

EU/EEA capacity for the surveillance of hepatitis B and C using molecular methods

In order to explore whether the current capacity for EU/EEA-wide molecular characterisation for surveillance of HBV and HCV is sufficient to be feasible and what gaps need to be addressed,…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 22 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication started 2018 with a new look: Faster, shorter, more frequent – yet just as cutting edge……

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV epidemics are generalised across the population, transgender women have…

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to…

Halving HIV incidence in US requires ‘ambitious’ goals, researchers say

To cut HIV incidence in half by 2025, treatment programs need to retain at least 95% of patients each year and re-engage people living with HIV within a year and…

New model for uncovering true HIV mortality rates in Zambia

A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment…

Epidemiological update: hepatitis A outbreak in the EU/EEA mostly affecting MSM

Since the last epidemiological update on this multi-country hepatitis A outbreak published on 29 September 2017, 22 EU/EEA countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,…

Team develops more accurate tool to track new HIV infections

Population-based model would benefit research, public health initiatives worldwide Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have led an effort to develop a more accurate way to gauge the incidence…

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