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HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 22 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication started 2018 with a new look: Faster, shorter, more frequent – yet just as cutting edge……

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV epidemics are generalised across the population, transgender women have…

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to…

Halving HIV incidence in US requires ‘ambitious’ goals, researchers say

To cut HIV incidence in half by 2025, treatment programs need to retain at least 95% of patients each year and re-engage people living with HIV within a year and…

New model for uncovering true HIV mortality rates in Zambia

A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment…

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

Since the last epidemiological update on this multi-country hepatitis A outbreak published on 29 September 2017, 22 EU/EEA countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,…

Team develops more accurate tool to track new HIV infections

Population-based model would benefit research, public health initiatives worldwide Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have led an effort to develop a more accurate way to gauge the incidence…

The drug decimating Russia’s women

Designer drugs called ‘bath salts’ in the U.S. are dangerous to Americans, but addiction is epidemic among Russians, especially women. Many shoot up, and many contract HIV/AIDS. Read the full…

Brazil’s AIDS fight falls victim to success

Complacency has created a new generation of victims. From graft to homicide, Brazil these days has no dearth of homemade misery. Now a spike in illnesses inflicted by a deadly…

Progress on the ‘Third 90’ target is not a reliable guide to HIV transmission potential, South African study shows

Measuring the proportion of people with an undetectable viral load may be lulling health policymakers into a false sense of security in their efforts to control HIV transmission through comprehensive…

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