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CROI 2019: 55% drop in HIV incidence in gay men in England in just two years

In just two years, the incidence of new HIV infections in men who have sex with men attending English sexual health clinics fell by 55%, according to data presented by…

Gonorrhoea: drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe

Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria…

The disproportionate impact of HIV on women in western and central Africa

Women are disproportionality affected by HIV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in some countries the imbalance is severe. According to data collected in the Demographic and Health Surveys 2009–2017—a programme…

Study: HIV infections in US could be reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030

ATLANTA, February 22, 2019—New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are…

US: Prevention, treatment efforts reduce HIV infection among transgender women

Rutgers researcher highlights HIV intervention programs to reduce risk of HIV in vulnerable populations Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection…

Among injection drug users, HIV more prevalent in women than men

Study findings showed a higher prevalence of HIV among women who inject drugs compared with men, and researchers recommended developing gender-sensitive harm reduction services. According to the study, 20% of…

HIV crisis in the Philippines: urgent actions needed

The Philippines is facing the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the western Pacific, with a 174% increase in HIV incidence between 2010 and 2017. There were 1047 new cases in…

ECDC: HIV infection and AIDS – Annual epidemiological report for 2017

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released HIV infection and AIDS - Annual epidemiological report for 2017. The report can be downloaded here.  

Global molecular epidemiology of HIV-1: the chameleon challenge

Global genetic diversity of HIV-1 is a major challenge to the development of HIV vaccines. A research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases estimated the regional and global distribution of…

HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool manual

The HIV Estimates Accuracy Tool is an R-based application that uses statistical methods to allow for adjusted estimates from HIV surveillance data taking into account the issues of missing data…

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