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San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On September 1 the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has continued to fall…

Those with HIV infections attributable to heterosexual contact most likely to stay in care

This study published by the CDC in the USA analyses retention in care according to race and the route of infection, and proposes some additional methodological changes in the linkage…

Poor Performance of the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Fourth-Generation Rapid Test for Detection of Acute Infections

The Journal of Clinical Microbiology published this study. Informal and not yet confirmed data from community testing sites also confirm these findings: "Fourth-generation HIV rapid tests (RTs) claim to detect…

Reports and updates from ECDC: HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis Disease Programme

On 27-28 April 2016, ECDC hosted an expert meeting to discuss issues related to service models of PrEP implementation in the EU/EEA Member States. Topics included appropriate models of care/services, cost-effectiveness,…

M-Care training in Brussels, 10-14 November 2016 – Apply now!

The EATG and EATAN now invite all who are interested to apply to participate in our M-CARE Training held in Brussels on 10-14 November 2016 The four-day training is intended…

Truvada® receives approval for PrEP

Gilead Sciences said Monday that the European Commission has approved its once-daily HIV therapy Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in combination with safer-sex practices to reduce the risk of…

Why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious

Biologists have provided a possible explanation for the epidemiological 'success' of tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union Researchers from the Federal…

Alliance announced hepatitis C testing results in Ukraine

Hepatitis C – “Frozen War” with an Invisible Enemy. Results of the national testing. On 10 August 2016, Alliance for Public Health (Alliance) during its press briefing in the Ukrainian…

Study pushes back the origin of HIV-related retroviruses to 60 million years ago

Lentiviruses cause a variety of chronic diseases in mammals -- ranging from the most notorious example of HIV/AIDS in humans to various neurological disorders in primates -- yet little is…

Ending AIDS by 2030 a distant prospect, global HIV incidence, prevalence, treatment coverage and mortality figures suggest

Remarkable progress has been made towards curbing the global HIV epidemic, but there is little chance of achieving the UNAIDS goal of “ending AIDS” by 2030, according to data published…