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Undetectable Viral Load and Risk of HIV Transmission: ‘The Swiss Statement’

Date: December 2009; This factsheet addresses the relationship between HIV treatments, viral load levels, and the risk of sexual transmission of HIV. These issues have recently received a lot of attention in the HIV and community media and among people living with HIV (PLHIV) due to the publication of a statement from the Swiss Federal Commission for HIV/AIDS, which has subsequently become known as ‘the Swiss Statement’.

Undiagnosed HIV in Australia

Date: 26 September 2011; Summary: Presentation from David Wilson, Head of Surveillance & Evaluation at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (Kirby Institute) at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2011 (23rd Annual ASHM Conference) in Canberra from the 26- 28 September 2011

United States: opt-out HIV testing in clinical settings boosts HIV diagnoses among hard to reach groups

27 June 2011 Expanded HIV testing in the United States in clinical settings identified over 18,000 new HIV infections between October 2007 and September 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. The new diagnoses were the result of targeting health care settings in areas with a large number of AIDS diagnoses in African-Americans.

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