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Injecting drug use accounted for 9% of all new HIV infections in the USA in 2014 – but new demographic trends among people who inject drugs present new challenges for the HIV response.
The world’s second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.
The UK has exceeded UNAIDS Fast-Track targets of getting people on treatment and virally suppressed, but falls behind on reaching those who are undiagnosed.
A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.
This World AIDS Day we've chosen ten pivotal events from the history of the HIV epidemic you should know about.
As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS’ ambitious fast track targets – but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.
New HIV vaccine trial builds on success of 2009 Thai trial that showed 31.2% effectiveness in preventing HIV.
According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities – not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and hepatitis C.
Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.
A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.