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US: Prevention, treatment efforts reduce HIV infection among transgender women

Rutgers researcher highlights HIV intervention programs to reduce risk of HIV in vulnerable populations Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection…

Among injection drug users, HIV more prevalent in women than men

Study findings showed a higher prevalence of HIV among women who inject drugs compared with men, and researchers recommended developing gender-sensitive harm reduction services. According to the study, 20% of…

HIV crisis in the Philippines: urgent actions needed

The Philippines is facing the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the western Pacific, with a 174% increase in HIV incidence between 2010 and 2017. There were 1047 new cases in…

ECDC: HIV infection and AIDS – Annual epidemiological report for 2017

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released HIV infection and AIDS - Annual epidemiological report for 2017. The report can be downloaded here.  

Global molecular epidemiology of HIV-1: the chameleon challenge

Global genetic diversity of HIV-1 is a major challenge to the development of HIV vaccines. A research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases estimated the regional and global distribution of…

HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool manual

The HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool is an R-based application that uses statistical methods to allow for adjusted estimates from HIV surveillance data taking into account the issues of missing data…

Drought in Lesotho heightened HIV risk in girls

Adolescent girls exposed to severe drought conditions in rural Lesotho had higher rates of HIV, according to a new study led by researchers at ICAP at Columbia University, a global…

ECDC: Chlamydia infection – Annual epidemiological report for 2017

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released Chlamydia infection – Annual epidemiological report for 2017. The report can be downloaded here.  

Hepatitis C prevalent in less than 1% of US population

Epidemiologists found a 0.93% overall prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection cases in the US while using a novel assessment method in a new study. The report, which included…

ECDC: Hepatitis A – Annual epidemiological report for 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the Hepatitis A – Annual epidemiological report for 2016. The report can be downloaded here.  

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