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The use of ART as PrEP has been shown to be 86% effective in preventing new HIV infections among men who have sex with men, and 96% effective with serodifferent couples.
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HIV continues to be a major health concern in Europe
HIV remains a major health concern in the European Union and European Economic Areas mainly within key populations such as men who have sex with men, migrants and people who inject drugs.
Engineered protein is a potential successful vaccine alternative for HIV
An engineered protein has been developed which has successfully blocked all known strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in a lab environment, and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) in monkeys.
Harm reduction needs to be scaled-up to reduce HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa
According to recently released 2014 Global State of Harm Reduction report scale-up of harm reduction services in sub-Saharan Africa has slightly improved, however more needs to be done to to protect this this vulnerable group.