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28 June 2019

67 countries criminalise same-sex activity

The majority of Africa, along with the Middle East and Russia, continues to ignore and abuse the human rights of men who have sex with men. Punitive laws that criminalise same-sex activity drive this population underground, elevating their risk of HIV and preventing them from accessing healthcare, including HIV services.

28 June 2019

MSM are 27 times more at risk of HIV

There are biological, behavioural, legal, and social and cultural factors which put men who have sex with men 27 times more at risk of HIV compared with the general population.

28 June 2019

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Late diagnosis, though on the decline, remains one of the key challenges in prevention and treatment of HIV in the UK.

28 June 2019

United Kingdom 90-90-90 progress

Awareness and knowledge around HIV is dropping in the UK. A recent survey found that only 45% of the population could correctly identify all the ways in which HIV is and isn’t transmitted.

28 June 2019

UK new HIV diagnoses, AIDS at HIV diagnosis and deaths, 1998-2017

The UK has made significant progress in antiretroviral treatment coverage in recent decades. However, late diagnosis remains a key challenge.

13 June 2019

China - trends in transmission routes

Though HIV prevalence in China is relatively low, the epidemic has long been a major concern for key affected populations within the country, and is now of growing concern for the general population. The epidemic has shifted from high-risk injecting drug users to the general population.

07 June 2019

Percentage rise in prison population and contribution to HIV infections

The proportion of people in prison has grown by around 20% since the year 2000. This is greater than population growth, which has expanded by 18%. Over this time, while the proportion of male prisoners has grown by 18%, the proportion of women in prison has increased by 50%.

07 June 2019

Prisoners are 5 times more likely to be living with HIV

UNAIDS estimates that people in prison are on average five times more likely to be living with HIV compared with adults who are not incarcerated. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the difference to be even starker, suggesting prisoners are 15 times more likely to be HIV-positive than those who are not in imprisoned.

03 June 2019

The structure of HIV

Knowing the structure of HIV helps you to understand how it works, why the immune system finds it hard to detect, and how antiretroviral drugs can treat it. As a virus, HIV relies on our immune system to sustain itself and make copies. It's by interrupting these processes that we are able to reduce the amount of HIV in a person's body.

28 May 2019

Human Rights: Discrimination against women and girls creates barriers to the HIV response

Discrimination, including rape and early marriage, prevents women and girls from being able to adequately protect themselves from HIV. Sometimes gender inequality is entrenched in a country’s laws. Women and girls face unequal access to their rights in many contexts and lack the freedom to make informed choices.