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Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

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aidsmap, 09 January 2017 The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the European region, and by 60% in the last decade. A continued increase in new diagnoses in Russia was responsible for most of the increase. In 2015, 64% of European-region new cases were in Russia. The UK still reported by far the largest number of new cases of HIV of any country in western Europe...

“Durban 2016: the changing narrative of HIV/AIDS” – free forum

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SAMESH, 26/10/2016 Invites you to their upcoming forum, “Durban 2016: the changing narrative of HIV/AIDS”. The forum is a fantastic opportunity to hear from guest speakers who attended the 21st International AIDS Forum 2016. They will discuss the current successes and challenges in their respective fields and their thoughts on the future of HIV/AIDS advocacy and research in Australia...

Spike in [Victorian] HIV rates strike a blow to ambitious new targets

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The Age, October 7 2016 Victorian health department figures reveal an increase in notified cases of HIV – from 143 in the first six months of last year, to 170 in the first six months of this year – as well as a 112 per cent rise in the number of AIDS-related deaths, from 8 to 17, over the same period. Chief health officer Professor Charles Guest said the increase was partly driven by more people...

Above-Normal Death Rate Still Seen in U.S. Youngsters and Young Adults With HIV

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The Body Pro, February 25, 2016 Despite improved health because of better antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive teens and young adults in the United States still have a 31 times higher death rate than youngsters the same age in the general population. Most deaths resulted from HIV-related conditions, and most deaths involved people with a low CD4 count, a high viral load, or not taking...

HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

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nam/aidsmap, produced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.com, 15 March 2016 HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in the brain – according to ongoing research in a growing number of large epidemiological cohort studies. In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors for stroke, HIV...

Sexual & reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV

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December 1, 2015 The Journal of the International AIDS Society (an open access, peer-reviewed journal), has published a new supplement: Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection as a result of a variety of biological, cultural, social, and economic factors, including gender inequality within the context...

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