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Over 2 million Americans have hepatitis C; opioids help drive spread

More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C—and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the problem, according to a new government study. The study, by the U.S. Centers…

Long-term study shows that HIV-2 is deadlier than previously thought

A study published in The Lancet HIV shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that early treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not…

Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So much so, that epidemiologists at…

HIV rates still rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

GLASGOW — A year after public health officials sounded the alarm about rising rates of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — which includes the Baltic states, Belarus, Georgia,…

HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African MSM and TGW

DURHAM, NC, Oct 24, 2018 – Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) today presented results from the HPTN 075 Study at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference in…

Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86% in Uganda

Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017 up from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said. At…

TB rates in England hit lowest recorded levels

New data released by Public Health England reveal that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis In England is at its lowest level since the 1990s. New data published by…

Hepatitis C elimination in people living with HIV in the UK is feasible by 2021, British HIV Association says

Hepatitis C coinfection can be eliminated in people living with HIV in the United Kingdom by 2021, the British HIV Association said today (October 10). “The UK can be the…

HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

-- There were 963 new HIV diagnoses in Australia in 2017, representing a 7% decline over five years, and the lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. The reductions…

Racial segregation associated with new HIV infections among black heterosexuals living in the US

A greater degree of racial segregation in urban areas of the United States is associated with more new HIV infections among black heterosexual men and women, according to a study…