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24 MAY 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 20

Media Coverage

  • Thirty years ago, China experienced its first indigenous HIV/AIDS cases. Since then, HIV has spread from drug users and blood transfusion recipients to the general urban population, mainly through sexual routes. Particularly worrisome is the recent increase of HIV infection among college students, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of newly diagnosed college students has seen an annual growth rate ranging from 30 to 50% over the past several years.

    May 24, 2019
    General
    Science Magazine
  • Mixed status couples – where one partner is living with HIV and the other is not – preferred to use a combination of HIV prevention strategies to safely conceive a child, with the most popular being antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC).

    May 24, 2019
    Avert
  • Gilead’s donation was “a nice gesture,” Dr. Michael Saag, an HIV researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, told Rewire.News. But, he said, what “most providers really want is … prices that are reasonable and affordable.”

    May 24, 2019
    Rewire.News
  • The number of people being infected with HIV in Philadelphia is increasing due to the city’s opioid epidemic. Unlike other areas of the country where ingesting and snorting pills are principal routes of opioid abuse, Philadelphia witnesses a uniquely high rate of people who inject drugs. That puts injection drug users in Philadelphia at increased risk for HIV.

    May 22, 2019
    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • A facility providing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – PrEP for HIV prevention was inaugurated at the Hanoi Medical University Hospital at No.1 Ton That Tung Street, Hanoi, on May 22. The Hanoi Medical University Hospital is one of the eight medical establishments in Hanoi to launch this service in 2019 with the support of the Administration for HIV/AIDS Control under the Health Ministry and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Vietnam.

    May 22, 2019
    Vietnam Plus
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO), says “Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT)” initiative has helped to protect 94.9 percent infants exposed to HIV by their mothers in Nigeria.

    May 22, 2019
    The Sun
  • Now, new analysis has established that further investment in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS through ART is one of the 12 best investments that India can make to speed up its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This finding is an early result from a study that looks at India’s attempts to implement SDGs.

    May 22, 2019
    Deccan Herald
  • This spring, a number of parents in Ratodero, a poor neighborhood in the city of Larkana in southern Pakistan, were worried about their children.

    May 21, 2019
    General
    NPR
  • Beset with numerous life challenges that may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals (ARVs), many women living with HIV are at substantial long-term risk of developing a detectable viral load.

    May 21, 2019
    POZ
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has not reached its peak potential in China, according to a recent study that suggests a lack of HIV awareness and misconceptions about PrEP may be barriers to implementing prevention programs there.

    May 20, 2019
    Contagion Live
  • “Following extensive consultations and available data, Kweneng East was considered among other President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supported districts because the district is vast, sparsely populated, has a challenging terrain and also has the largest Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) target of 6151 among all districts in Botswana,” said ACHAP Chief Executive Officer Dr Khumo Seipone.

    May 20, 2019
    The Voice
  • HIV scientists, researchers, and people with HIV are eagerly awaiting the results of four major HIV vaccine trials that rely on the antibody approach. Those studies are being led by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), a nonprofit organization working in collaboration with the U.S. government, the pharmaceutical industry, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    May 18, 2019
    The Body
  • A lawsuit filed by 44 U.S. states last week claims that drug companies — including Teva, Pfizer, Novartis and Mylan — conspired to inflate the prices of generic drugs by as much as 1,000 percent.

    May 15, 2019
    HIV Plus Mag

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