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The UK reaches UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets

Increased testing and combination prevention efforts mean the UK joins a select list of other countries in achieving the 90-90-90 targets 2 years before the 2020 goal. Tony Kirby reports.…

The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB

Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back. An article, published in Nature, examines global hepatitis B burden, death toll.  

Europe’s hepatitis challenge

A hidden epidemic is coming to light in Europe but under-reporting and late diagnosis continue to hamper progress in preventing hepatitis B and C infections. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan reports. Most…

Global burden of TB: where we are and what to do

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the Global Burden of Disease Tuberculosis Collaborators report the burden of tuberculosis in 2016 and trends since 1990. A comment reflects on the results of…

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday…

Ending the HIV epidemic: where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the…

HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in the title is justified. The…

HIV diagnoses at all-time high in Eastern Europe, report says

The HIV epidemic in Europe is still growing at an alarming rate, particularly in Eastern Europe, according to a new report. The number of new HIV diagnoses in the region…

New HIV diagnoses at alarmingly high levels in the European Region despite progress in EU/EEA

With nearly 160 000 people newly diagnosed with HIV, 2017 marked another year of alarming numbers of new HIV diagnoses in the WHO European Region. Encouragingly, the overall increasing trend…

Number of new HIV infections declines in Germany, but many still unknowingly positive

26 November 2018: Before World AIDS day on December 1st, statistics about new cases of infection in Germany have been published. After years in which figures remained stable, positive and…

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