Government of Canada announces support to help reduce HIV in British Columbia

[From Jan 23, 2018, Government of Canada] HIV/AIDS remains a persistent health issue in Canada and around the world. In Canada, an estimated 65,000 people are living with HIV and AIDS, and there are approximately 2,500 new HIV infections every year. Canada has made great progress in addressing HIV/AIDS in the last three decades; however,… Read More »

About 10 new HIV infections a year in northern B.C.

[From Jan 3, 2018, BC Local News] Although Northern Health’s overall trend in newly identified HIV diagnoses has been declining since it peaked in 2004, there are still about 10 newly identified cases every year in the region. For more, click here.

‘We’ve been waiting for this for a long time’: B.C. to fund HIV-prevention drug

[From Dec 28, 2017, CBCNews] People at high risk of becoming infected with the HIV virus will soon be able to access free medication to protect against it in B.C. For more, click here.

Many Americans still get their HIV diagnosis years after infection

[From Nov 30, 2017, aidsmap] Many people with HIV in the United States are still being diagnosed with HIV late, and therefore not getting the full therapeutic and prevention benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) early, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released in advance of… Read More »

HIV in West and Central Africa – the state of an epidemic left behind

[From Avert, Nov 7, 2017] With just 42% of the 6.1 million people living with HIV across West and Central Africa aware of their HIV status, the region has fallen far behind their neighbours, and indeed the rest of the world, in their efforts to bring an end to the HIV epidemic. For more, click… Read More »

Where to Target HIV Prevention and Care to Reach MSM

[From MD Magazine, October 23, 2017] A study authored by researchers at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, estimated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) at local levels, highlighting areas where gay and bisexual men are at the greatest risk for infection. For more, click here.

CDC Agrees That Person with Undetectable HIV Cannot Transmit the Virus

[From healthline, October 3, 2017] If you can’t detect it, you can’t transmit it. Federal officials are finally on board with that message when it comes to HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that they concur with scientific evidence asserting that when an individual has an undetectable HIV viral count,… Read More »

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

[From BBC, Sep 22, 2017] Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. For more, click here.

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