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Although this is a serious public health threat, the CDC says the immediate risk to the American public is low.
Soon, hundreds of millions in new federal funds will go to the 57 jurisdictions and beyond to end the HIV epidemic in America.
One link between coronaviruses and the HIV drug Kaletra dates back to the 2003 outbreak of SARS.
Increases in syphilis have been driven by new cases in men who have sex with men, an estimated half of whom have HIV.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Funds will support three areas of need.
Around 38,000 new HIV cases still occur each year, and more than 80% of people who could benefit from PrEP aren’t using it.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
Sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, are more common among gay and bi men with HIV.
Major studies have shown that “undetectable equals untransmittable,” meaning that successfully treated HIV cannot transmit via sex.
The courts will be the judge of that. And AIDS United welcomes the lawsuit over Truvada as HIV prevention.
Andrew Spieldenner, PhD, vice chair of the U.S. People Living With HIV Caucus, asks where folks with the virus fit in.
An overview of strategies and successes
The complaint alleges the company has profited from research spearheaded by the CDC.
Users can receive checkup reminders for cholesterol tests and mammograms, among other benefits.
The authors of the largest study to date to analyze condoms’ failure rate are pushing the FDA to finally approve them for anal sex use.
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