A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.
One of the first studies into viral communication shows that viruses that infect bacteria (phages) leave chemical messages for each other which help them decide whether to kill or linger. Disrupting these messages could provide a new way to control HIV.
Testing all patients is vital if the proportion of HIV co-infections is to fall in the European Union and European Economic Area, the World Health Organization has announced ahead of World TB Day 2017.
Initial trials using nanotechnology have shown that people living with HIV could reduce the dose of their medication by up to two-thirds with no loss of effectiveness - which could improve adherence and reduce costs.
Digital intervention shows success linking hidden, at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV testing and PrEP services – and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere with high internet penetration.