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One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of UK people with HIV in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to be exclusively heterosexual in fact belong…

HIV/HCV coinfection eradication possible in France by 2026

SEATTLE — Researchers used model projection to predict that direct-acting antiviral agent-based treatments could nearly eradicate hepatitis C virus-HIV coinfection in France within the next decade, according to a speaker…

25% of Maltese with HIV unaware they have the virus

Free HIV rapid testing by June Health Minister Chris Fearne has confirmed with The Malta Independent on Sunday that the government is currently in the process of purchasing HIV rapid…

After two decades of stagnation, U.S. HIV infection rate falls

The estimated annual number of new HIV infections in the United States fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014. Stagnant at about 45,000 to 50,000 per year since the mid-1990s,…

What three decades of pandemic threats can teach us about the future

Editor’s Note: This post reflects on a speech on pandemic preparedness Dr. Fauci gave on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC, hosted by  The Center for Global Health Science and…

Men from Latin America and Central Europe now outnumber sub-Saharan Africans in HIV diagnoses in European migrants

Swedish study finds doctors underestimate proportion of infections caught after migration The latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), presented at the recent HIV in Europe HepHIV2017…

ECDC Evidence Brief on PrEP

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published a new evidence brief on the utility of and evidence around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Key messages include: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)…

Kaiser Family Foundation updates fact sheets examining global HIV/AIDS epidemic, PEPFAR’s role, efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to…

Retroviruses ‘almost half a billion years old’

Retroviruses – the family of viruses that includes HIV – are almost half a billion years old, according to new research by scientists at Oxford University. That’s several hundred million…

Devastating HIV epidemic hits Russia

A quarter century after the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, an HIV epidemic, closely bound up with massive heroin consumption, is raging in Russia. It is a devastating…