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HIV co-infection influences natural selection on M. tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem, with 10 million cases and 2 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. The only available vaccine is effective…

World TB Day: TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

Copenhagen and Stockholm, 20 March 2017 - New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of…

Hepatitis C in the UK

The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the UK; 160,000 of these are in England. To access Hepatitis…

ECDC report: Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant TB in the EU/EEA

The report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using molecular typing data reported by European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) Member States for 2015 and the…

Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high HIV rates

Dr. Kelly Austin, Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among…

Taking stock: where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?

In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe that aims to contribute to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for…

Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries

Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy,…

Researchers explore link between substance abuse and HIV

SEATTLE — Several studies presented at CROI 2017 explored the link between substance abuse and HIV, with researchers noting opportunities to aim prevention efforts at populations that may be at…

Meet the man who stopped thousands of people becoming HIV-positive

“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in…

Will there be a new wave of HIV in injecting drug users in the US?

Ever since there was an outbreak of HIV among white, largely rural heroin users in Indiana in 2015, there have been concerns that the conditions exist on some parts of…