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1 In 50 people in Russia’s 4th-largest city living with HIV, health official says

Associated Press: Official: Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic “Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country’s fourth-largest city is carrying as Russia struggles to…

Findings show how AIDS spread across North America

A new technique that allowed researchers to analyze genetic material from serum samples of HIV patients taken before AIDS was known provides a glimpse into the beginnings of the epidemic.…

The global burden of latent TB

The global burden of latent TB infection: a re-estimation using mathematical modelling Abstract Background The existing estimate of the global burden of latent TB infection (LTBI) as “one-third” of the…

International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also ‘wimpiest’

An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it's 'survival of the wimpiest' among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around…

EATG chair Jackie Morton reports from the BHIVA conference

This week's blog entry on the EATG website features an entry from EATG chair Jackie Morton. Her summary also contains reflections on what the key topics in the discourse around…

UK 2015 HIV statistics: high engagement with ART but new infections in gay men and late diagnosis overall still high

The latest annual HIV statistics for 2015 were released in an early release summary report from Public Health England. The report shows that HIV continues to be an epidemic…

Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

Diagnoses in gay men go down for the first time since the 1990s A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the…

Gay men with overlapping partnerships are more likely to be recently and locally infected

Study provides evidence that concurrent relationships sustain HIV transmission A study analysing transmission patterns between gay men in a cohort of patients on San Diego, California has found the strongest…

UK: HIV diagnosis rates among gay men still at “unacceptably high” levels

HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the UK remains at record-high levels. According to a new report on HIV transmission released by Public Health England, rates…

Immune to reason: Russia’s contempt for effective drug and HIV policies is killing its citizens

The front line in the fight against Europe’s fastest-growing HIV epidemic runs through a dark blue bus parked on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Two friends enter late one September…