Category Archives: prevalence

  1. High HIV Prevalence Found Among Ugandan Sex Workers

    via New Vision, by Joyce Nyakato New research published in The Lancet, an international medical journal, has revealed that commercial sex workers in Uganda have one of the highest rates of HIV infections in the world. Some 99,878 female sex workers in 50 countries (14 in Asia, four in Eastern Europe, 11 in Latin America and the Read More >>

    Africa, prevalence, prevention, sex work, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda
  2. Increase in HIV Prevalence Causes Concern in Uganda

    via PlusNews Global Uganda’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has risen from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent, according to a recently released national AIDS Indicator Survey. The population-based HIV serological survey showed that 6.7 percent of adults aged between 15 and 49 were HIV-positive, while at least 500,000 people have been infected with the virus in the past five Read More >>

    Africa, condoms, HIV, prevalence, sub-saharan Africa, survey, Uganda
  3. Treatment outcomes among different ethnic groups similar for UK gay men

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV treatment outcomes among gay men in the UK are similar across ethnic groups, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study showed that gay men from black and minority ethnic (BME) populations were approximately 17% less likely to initiate antiretroviral therapy than white Read More >>

    gay black men, gay men, minority, MSM, prevalence, Treatment, UK
  4. SWAZILAND: HIV prevalence among factory workers “50 percent”

    Via PlusNews. A new government study has found that more than half of workers in Swaziland’s garment industry are living with HIV, and officials are realizing that the once-hailed promise of manufacturing employment has become a financial and medical nightmare for tens of thousands of Swazi women. “HIV prevalence among factory workers is 50.3 percent,” said Nhlanhla Read More >>

    Africa, China, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, prevalence, Swaziland, Taiwan
  5. Narrow Window To Avert HIV Epidemics Among MSM in Middle East and North Africa

    Via AIDSMap, by Michael Carter. HIV epidemics are emerging among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries, an international team of investigators report in the online journal PLoSMedicine. Prevalence of HIV was as high as 28% among some populations of MSM in Pakistan, and in 2008 over Read More >>

    discrimination, Egypt, HIV, LGBT rights, Middle East, MSM, Northern Africa, Pakistan, prevalence, risk, sexual behavior
  6. Elevated HIV Prevalence Despite Lower Rates of Sexual Risk Behaviors

    from AIDS Patient Care and STDs, by Magnus et al. The District of Columbia (DC) has among the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the United States, with 3.2% of the population and 7.1% of black men living with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to examine HIV risk behaviors in a community-based sample of men who have Read More >>

    behavioral research, gay black men, MSM, prevalence, risk, Washington D.C.
  7. South Africa’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic May Finally Be Slowing

    via PlusNews South Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic may finally be slowing, according to a new study which found a 35 percent decline in the rate of new HIV infections between 2002 and 2008. Using prevalence data from national HIV surveys conducted in 2002, 2005 and 2008, researchers from South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Imperial College Read More >>

    HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, prevalence, South Africa
  8. Rates of HIV among MSM in Africa: A Review

    IRMA is thrilled to see an increase in attention to this issue in the past two years. The Lancet has just published a review of studies that could provide information on HIV prevalence rates among MSM in Africa. The summary and link to the full article can be found below, as is a glimpse at a BBC Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, MSM, prevalence, The Lancet
  9. The Worst Kept Non-Secret in Public Health

    by David Ernesto Munar We may never know whether this delay is due to legitimate scientific concerns, deliberate suppression or both. But with every month of delay, the CDC is missing opportunities to sound a much-needed alarm to those who have allowed inadequate funding and ill-advised policy to perpetuate high rates of HIV transmission. Since the fall Read More >>

    CDC, David Munar, HIV/AIDS policy, incidence, prevalence, USA