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Slovakia records the highest number of new HIV cases in history

In total, 102 Slovaks and foreigners living in the country became infected with HIV in 2018. The number of people in Slovakia becoming infected by HIV each year is on…

‘Striking’ differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations

New study finds some countries have five-fold disparities in numbers of people infected with HIV SEATTLE, May 15, 2019 – Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000,…

Number of HIV cases continue to decline in New Zealand

For the second year in a row there has been a reduction in the number of confirmed cases of HIV in New Zealand. In 2018, 178 cases were reported –…

Rate of undiagnosed HIV remains high among black African heterosexuals in London

The rate of undiagnosed HIV infection among heterosexual black Africans living in London remains unacceptably high, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. Oral testing showed that over 50% of…

TB epidemiology: Paris, Glasgow

- A study released by the French public health authorities says there has been an overall increase in the number of TB cases since 2016, particularly in the north Parisian…

US: Racial disparities in HIV prevention persist among women

In 2016, black women accounted for 60% of new HIV infections among all women in the United States despite comprising just 13% of the U.S. female population, indicating persisting disparities,…

Lesotho on course to control HIV

Lesotho is making significant strides towards controlling the HIV epidemic and is on course to meet the global 90-90-90 targets by 2020. The first 90 target seeks to ensure that…

Gonorrhoea cases on the rise across Europe

Following a decline in notification rates in 2016, the number of gonorrhoea cases has gone up by 17% across the reporting EU/EEA countries with more than 89 000 confirmed diagnoses…

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…