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The HIV crisis in Russia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia is experiencing an ever-growing number of reported HIV cases since the breakup of the Soviet Union. An estimated 1.5 million HIV cases are accompanied by a general decline…

World unprepared for a new HIV epidemic

-- World is faced with a drug-resistant strain of HIV that is rapidly evolving -- HIV 2.0 likely to start in poorest countries with little capacity to handle it --…

Understanding drug-resistant gonorrhoea: an ECDC whole genome sequencing study

Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The first study of this…

Toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV in Uganda

In Uganda, HIV prevalence is four times higher among young women than young men. In an informal settlement in central Kampala, Yusuf Byaruhanga sits within the faded pastel walls of…

Rapid Risk Assessment: XDR Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the UK and Australia

The first three cases of infection with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae resistant to ceftriaxone and with high-level resistance to azithromycin (HLAziR; minimum inhibitory concentration of ≥256 mg/L.) on a…

HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow now involves over 100 infections, many homeless

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow involves over 100 cases and is still ongoing, investigators report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Genetic sequencing showed that…

News from the Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH

The Fourth Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) was held on 17-20 April 2018 in Edinburgh, UK. *********************…

Nigerian NACA Director-General discusses HIV surveillance, treatment funding in interview

Premium Times: Interview: Why U.S. is funding world’s largest HIV survey in Nigeria — NACA Boss Sani Aliyu is the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In…

Reports of new HIV strain in the Philippines rejected

--Media reports of resistant HIV strain in the Philippines declared incorrect --UNAIDS and WHO say currently available regimens can deal with all strains --Philippine expert says AE strain prevalent in…

Intervention packages to reduce the impact of HIV and HCV among PWID in EECA

Harm reduction, screening and treatment would save money and lives in Eastern European, Central Asian countries where injecting drug use drives rising rates of HIV, HCV Increasing access to sterile…

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