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  • HIV notifications down 16 per cent in Queensland compared to same period in 2016

    There have been 48 HIV notifications in Queensland until April 2, compared with 57 to the same period in 2016.

    18 April 2017 | Brisbane Times
  • How many Americans are Gay?

    As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

    27 March 2017 | Time
  • Georgia HIV infections drop 6 percent annually for 6 years

    HIV infections in Georgia dropped 6% each year from 2008 to 2014. According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.

    08 March 2017 | WTVC
  • CDC: HIV treatment coming too late for many black Americans

    The CDC study found that of more than 12,200 black men and women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, nearly 22 percent had progressed to AIDS by the time they were diagnosed. That means diagnosis and treatment is often coming too late.

    06 February 2017 | UPI.com
  • Six Things You Need to Know for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed every year on February 7, is a good time to remind the general public of the racial disparities in HIV infection that persist in the United States. Year after year, African-Americans continue to shoulder the heaviest burden of HIV.

    06 February 2017 | amfAR
  • HIV Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

    Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the government will commit adequate resources to stem the acceleration of the virus from high-risk groups into the general population.

    29 December 2016 | New York Times
  • HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several African countries

    New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

    02 December 2016 | PEPFAR
  • Russia Wishes Away Its HIV Epidemic

    Epidemiologists have developed the means to stop HIV in its tracks, but Russia is barely listening.

    21 November 2016 | The Moscow Times
  • STD rates sharply rise in U.S. says CDC – Will misinformation from PrEP critics prevail?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a report on the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2015, finding the highest number of case reports on these infections in 20 years and a steep increase over the last reported period in 2014. Is this a cause for concern? Absolutely. But, as will inevitably be the case, there are going to be questions about whether increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is to blame and the answer is pretty conclusively “no” as far as one can tell from the available data and the CDC as much as says so.

    25 October 2016 | Project Inform
  • International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also 'wimpiest'

    Arts and his collaborators discovered that a group of infected women progressed very slowly to AIDS and discovered that nearly all were infected with a specific HIV-1 strain, called subtype C. This HIV-1 strain replicates very poorly and very slowly in patients making it the "wimpiest" subtype of the deadly virus despite also being the most dominant form of HIV in the world, predominantly found in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, India, Nepal, and parts of Brazil and China.

    18 October 2016 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
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