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Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. An estimated 7.2 million people are living with HIV and 4.4 million are on antiretroviral therapy. Despite the progress made,…

Syphilis notifications in the EU/EEA up by 70% since 2010

The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates…

HIV’s genetic code, extracted from a nub of tissue, adds to evidence of virus’ emergence in humans a century ago

For more than 50 years, the DNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a 38-year-old man in what is now the Democratic Republic of…

Growth of unprotected sex pushes up European syphilis rates

A reduced fear among gay and bisexual men of catching HIV has led to riskier sex and higher rates of syphilis, a new report says. The disease can cause severe…

Russia’s HIV epidemic is growing, affecting older citizens

HIV infections are on the rise and are increasingly affecting Russia’s older population, according to a consumer watchdog report cited by the RBC news website. More than 1.2 million people…

Australia continues to see steady drop in new HIV infections

Australia continues to be at the forefront of reversing the increase in HIV infections, with a study released today (July 2) showing that the number of new diagnoses in 2018…

Proactive Syringe Services Programs Decrease HIV Incidence

Proactive syringe services programs decrease the incidence of HIV infection more than the implementation of reactive syringe services programs, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Worldwide, there are…

Latest update on drug-related infectious diseases in Europe

The EMCDDA has published today (June 28) its latest update on Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe for the period to February 2019. The publication provides an overview of the most recent infectious…

Exclusive: North Korea claimed to be free of HIV. But infections appear to be surging

In December 2018, at an event in Pyongyang marking World AIDS Day, government officials and World Health Organization (WHO) staff celebrated an improbable feat: a corner of our planet was…

ECDC: Chronic hepatitis B infections on the rise since 2008

In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27 000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows…

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