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CDC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

CDC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016
February 7, 2016

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is recognized annually on Feb. 7 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and reduce the disproportionate impact of the infection on blacks in the United States.

Black patients, particularly gay and bisexual men, account for more HIV diagnoses each year compared with other ethnic groups, according to the CDC. In 2014, black patients accounted for 44% of new infections, with 73% of diagnoses reported in men. The annual HIV diagnosis rate for black women (30.0 per 100,000) was 18 times greater than the diagnosis rate for white women, and five times greater than the rate for Hispanic women.

House committee hearing investigates recent drug price hikes

February 5, 2016
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US blacks infrequently receive consistent HIV care

February 4, 2016
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Lawsuit against Gilead alleges tenofovir patent manipulation

February 2, 2016
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CDC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

February 7, 2016
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is recognized annually on Feb. 7 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and reduce the disproportionate impact of the…

House committee hearing investigates recent drug price hikes

February 5, 2016
In a recent hearing, members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questioned representatives from Turing Pharmaceuticals and…
In the Journals

US blacks infrequently receive consistent HIV care

February 4, 2016
From 2011 to 2013, blacks living in the United States less frequently received ongoing HIV medical care than patients of other ethnicities, according…

Lawsuit against Gilead alleges tenofovir patent manipulation

February 2, 2016
AIDS Healthcare Foundation recently filed a federal lawsuit against Gilead Sciences accusing the company of patent system manipulation for various…
In the Journals

Viread resistance common in many low-, middle-income countries

January 28, 2016
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‘Start-up syndrome’ affects some Truvada users for short period

January 28, 2016
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Antiretrovirals may increase risk for ESLD, HCC in patients with HIV

January 26, 2016
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Possible mechanism explains increased HIV risk caused by progestin-only contraceptives

January 25, 2016
Recent findings published in The Lancet showed that injectable progestin-only contraceptives and high endogenous progesterone use are both…
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Opt-out HIV screening choice increases testing rates

January 22, 2016
Adoption of an opt-out HIV testing policy in hospital EDs could increase the proportion of tested patients, especially among those who report…
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Iatrogenic transmission fueled early spread of HIV pandemic in Africa

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