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HIV: a heavy burden on many cities

Cities play a critical role in both the HIV epidemic and the response. More than half of the world’s population currently live in cities, and in most countries, cities account…

ECDC: Slight decline in hepatitis C diagnoses in 2017

European surveillance data show a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31 000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at…

The European Union’s prison infectious disease complex

On any given day there are 590,000 people incarcerated in prisons across the 28 member states of the European Union (EU), yet data on infectious disease burdens in these institutions…

A new digital platform for timely analysis and use of TB data

The WHO Global TB Programme has developed and is supporting country implementation of a new digital platform to store, analyze and visualize national and subnational TB surveillance data. The platform…

CROI 2019: Partners of transgender women form a separate HIV risk group, Peruvian study finds

A study from Peru’s capital, Lima, has found that the sexual partners of transgender women there are largely heterosexual, cisgender men who rarely have sex with other men. The study…

ECDC-WHO report: TB surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019

Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with TB in the European Region. It’s time to make TB a disease of the past The latest ECDC-WHO report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring…

People who use drugs: still being left behind

While the incidence of HIV infection globally for all ages declined by 22% between 2011 and 2017, HIV infections among people who inject drugs appear to be rising. HIV incidence—the…

US: 80% of new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people

In 2016, more than 80% of new HIV infections in the United States were transmitted by individuals who either did not know they were infected with HIV or had been…

Large national survey shows smaller HIV epidemic in Nigeria than once thought

Highlights key gaps toward reaching HIV epidemic control Washington, DC (March 14, 2019) — The Government of Nigeria released new data today from the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey…

Problem drinking linked to HIV, other STIs in Ugandan youth, study finds

ATLANTA—Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led…

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