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TB rates in England hit lowest recorded levels

New data released by Public Health England reveal that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis In England is at its lowest level since the 1990s. New data published by…

Hepatitis C elimination in people living with HIV in the UK is feasible by 2021, British HIV Association says

Hepatitis C coinfection can be eliminated in people living with HIV in the United Kingdom by 2021, the British HIV Association said today (October 10). “The UK can be the…

HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

-- There were 963 new HIV diagnoses in Australia in 2017, representing a 7% decline over five years, and the lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. The reductions…

Racial segregation associated with new HIV infections among black heterosexuals living in the US

A greater degree of racial segregation in urban areas of the United States is associated with more new HIV infections among black heterosexual men and women, according to a study…

WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity 18 September 2018 | New York: Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing…

The crucial link between drug policy and HIV rates

The number of opioid treatment programs (OPTs) in the US didn’t change much in the early 2000s. There were between 1100 and 1200 OPTs operating at any given time from…

ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the…

Hepatitis B and C epidemiology in selected population groups in the EU/EEA

The findings presented in this report will be part of the process of developing a European guidance for HBV and HCV testing and may provide support EU/EEA countries in the…

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

As of 7 September 2018, the number of outbreak-confirmed cases reported in 22 EU/EEA countries since 1 June 2016 is 4 475. Since the last epidemiological update on this multi-country…

HIV diagnoses in UK drop for third year: among all ages, risk groups, and ethnicities and across most UK regions

Preliminary data, press-released by Public Health England (PHE) on 4 September (ahead of the full report due in December), show that HIV diagnoses dropped by 17% in 2017 compared to…

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