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Reported cases of HIV in China are rising rapidly

That is mainly because getting tested is so much easier, and less intimidating WANG XIAOSHUAI, a gay man in the central city of Hefei, used to believe that only people…

For young women in Sub-Saharan Africa addressing transactional sex may be key to reducing HIV infections

Young women in sub-Saharan Africa are at a disproportionately high risk for HIV infection. Engagement in transactional sex may contribute to this increased HIV prevalence according to a new report…

HIV rate across Ireland rose by 8% in 2018, figures show

State-funding for HIV prevention drug will bring down diagnoses rate, says HIV activist The number of people diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Ireland rose by 8 per cent…

Stigma, access and testing: why HIV is still rising in Europe

Continued increases in eastern Europe outweigh significant falls in western Europe. The latest annual surveillance report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that Europe maintains…

The UK reaches UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets

Increased testing and combination prevention efforts mean the UK joins a select list of other countries in achieving the 90-90-90 targets 2 years before the 2020 goal. Tony Kirby reports.…

The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB

Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back. An article, published in Nature, examines global hepatitis B burden, death toll.  

Europe’s hepatitis challenge

A hidden epidemic is coming to light in Europe but under-reporting and late diagnosis continue to hamper progress in preventing hepatitis B and C infections. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan reports. Most…

Global burden of TB: where we are and what to do

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the Global Burden of Disease Tuberculosis Collaborators report the burden of tuberculosis in 2016 and trends since 1990. A comment reflects on the results of…

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday…

Ending the HIV epidemic: where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the…