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  • South Africa death rates declined due to HIV success – report

    Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

    8 hours ago | Health-e
  • AIDS deaths are almost half of what they were in 2005 — but experts worry Trump could reverse that

    “If the president’s budget were enacted, we would see the progress that has been gained over the last decade reversed very quickly, and all of the hard-fought gains reversed almost quicker than we achieved them,” said Mitchell Warren, executive director of HIV-prevention advocacy group AVAC.

    21 July 2017 | Mic
  • HIV numbers 'terrifying' in Philippines as more millennials are diagnosed

    Millennials living in the Philippines are the most likely to receive a positive HIV diagnosis. Monthly figures from April show there were 629 new notifications of HIV in the Philippines. More than half of those people were aged between 15 and 34 years old.

    03 July 2017 | Gay Star News
  • More gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia, less HIV, at Dutch STI clinics

    An increasing number of clients tested at a Dutch STI clinic for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is diagnosed with gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia. However the number of HIV diagnoses has declined for years. At the STI clinics, 285 new HIV diagnoses were detected in 2016, of which 93 percent were MSM.

    30 June 2017 | RIVM
  • Fall in new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) at selected London sexual health clinics since early 2015: testing or treatment or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)?

    Since October 2015 up to September 2016, HIV diagnoses fell by 32% compared with October 2014–September 2015 among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending selected London sexual health clinics. This coincided with high HIV testing volumes and rapid initiation of treatment on diagnosis. The fall was most apparent in new HIV testers. Intensified testing of high-risk populations, combined with immediately received anti-retroviral therapy and a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme, may make elimination of HIV achievable.

    26 June 2017 | Eurosurveillance
  • Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts

    New data from Public Health England talks about the potential elimination of HIV, revealing the first downturn in the epidemic among gay and bisexual men since it began, thanks to a combination of frequent testing of people at high risk of infection and rapid treatment.

    22 June 2017 | The Guardian
  • Liberia Way Behind in HIV Response, Kicks-off 'Catch-up' Plan

    UNAIDS' new Country Director, Ms. Miriam Chipimo, says she looks forward to contributing to the response of HIV prevalence in Liberia. Ms. Chipimo stated: “We haven’t reached most of the people around the country for testing; we have only reached 26 percent of those who are positive with the virus.” She also indicated that of the estimated 40,000 persons living with the virus throughout the country, 6,000 of them need treatment.

    18 May 2017 | Liberian Daily Observer
  • HIV and Aids Prevalence On the Decrease in Malawi

    Malawi's National Aids Commission (NAC) has said HIV and Aids prevalence rate is decreasing in the country. statistics for 2010 indicate that 10 percent of people in Malawi were living with HIV and Aids while the 2016/17 statistics show that eight percent of people in Malawi are living with the virus that causes Aids.

    18 May 2017 | Nyasa Times
  • 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
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