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80% of new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people

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Healio, March 18, 2019 In 2016, more than 80% of new HIV infections in the United States were transmitted by individuals who either did not know they were infected with HIV or had been diagnosed but were not receiving care, according to data released on the first day of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. Read more here  References: CDC. Gaps in HIV testing and treatment hinder...

Cultural and linguistic diversity of people living with chronic hepatitis B

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Cultural and linguistic diversity of people living with chronic hepatitis B in 2011–2016: changing migration, shifting epidemiology Aust NZ J Public Health. 2018; 42:441-3; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12826 Abstract Objective: To estimate the cultural and linguistic diversity in Australians currently living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), the majority of whom were born overseas, and to identify trends...

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections is due to harm reduction, not treatment

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infohep, Published:12 June 2018 The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy, rather than a reduction in the number of people with hepatitis C as a result of increased treatment of HCV infection, a modelling study published in the...

New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

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Science Daily, December 19, 2017 A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. The report — led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — will be published in the Journal of...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

Can you get gonorrhoea from kissing?

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ABC Radio (Hack), 8th November 2017 In a troubling development, Melbourne researchers suspect gonorrhoea is being spread by kissing, overturning years of conventional wisdom. Although it’s early days and not cause for alarm, there is evidence to suggest ‘throat-to-throat transmission’ may be driving the spread of gonorrhea in inner-city Australia. It’s been generally...

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