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The Intersection of Rural Poverty and HIV/Hepatitis C Vulnerability

The Intersection of Rural Poverty and HIV/Hepatitis C Vulnerability

Following a major HIV outbreak in rural Indiana in 2014/15 the CDC conducted a “Vulnerability Study” to identify other counties in the U.S. that had a likelihood of a similar outbreak. Called “County-level Vulnerability to Rapid Dissemination of HIV/HCV Infection...

What’s New in HIV?

The recent issue of Positively Aware outlines a modern view of HIV in 2024. Several of the major points include: Changing our language to provide less stigma and more caring. Continuation of efforts to modernize clinical trials to be more inclusive of women and...
Monkeypox (MPX/MPV) In the News

Monkeypox (MPX/MPV) In the News

The CDC has been reporting on an outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPX or MPV) in the United States. There have been cases in all 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico. As of August 29, 18,101 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with MPV. MPV has now been diagnosed in all...
CDC Making Decisions About HIV

CDC Making Decisions About HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a “Dear Colleague“ letter on October 1 outlining some important decisions that have been made about the ongoing efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chief among these efforts is an acceleration of the Ending the...
40 Years of HIV Progress

40 Years of HIV Progress

The Centers for Disease Control has just released a “Dear Colleague” letter noting 40 Years of HIV/AIDS Progress. It was June 5, 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the first cases of...
The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.

The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.

The CDC has released a new plan to End HIV by 2030. It is Possible.
Under the theme “Getting Ahead of HIV”, the CDC has launched a comprehensive plan to end HIV. This plan comes with a new online dashboard, and targets 57 jurisdictions (some states, some cities,...

Injectable HIV Treatment Approved

The FDA has approved the first monthly injectable HIV treatment for the control of HIV. This treatment, called Cabenuva, is a two-drug combo in an injectable form. This would provide an option for those wanting to stop the daily pill regime. Learn more.
HIV Death Rates Fall Dramatically – CDC Reports

HIV Death Rates Fall Dramatically – CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported deaths related to HIV in the United States fell significantly from 2010 through 2018, regardless of sex, age, race or region. Experts said the death rate declined overall by about half, a welcome sign in the...