Omicron: South African Scientists Probe Link Between Variants and Untreated HIV

Omicron: South African Scientists Probe Link Between Variants and Untreated HIV

By Andrew Harding, BBC News South African scientists – hailed for their discovery of Omicron – are investigating the “highly plausible hypothesis” that the emergence of new Covid-19 variants could be linked, in some cases, to mutations taking place inside infected people whose immune systems have already been weakened by other factors, including, though not […]

New HIV Diagnoses in New York City Declined 21% From 2019 to 2020, Down 76% Since 2001

COVID-19 pandemic likely impacted diagnoses, laboratory testing and HIV care

New HIV Diagnoses in New York City Declined 21% From 2019 to 2020, Down 76% Since 2001

December 1, 2021 — The Health Department today released the 2020 HIV Surveillance Annual Report (PDF), which shows continued progress toward ending the HIV epidemic in New York City. According to the report, 1,396 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2020, down 21% from 2019 and down 76% since 2001. The Health Department […]

Why COVID-19 Must Be Included in Safer Sex Messaging on College Campuses

Why COVID-19 Must Be Included in Safer Sex Messaging on College Campuses

By Tamra Burns Loeb, Gail Wyatt, Michele R. Cooley-Strickland, The Conversation With college students back on campus, and COVID-19 with us for the foreseeable future, it has become increasingly clear that educators need to develop a new definition of safer sex. Although the virus is not a sexually transmitted infection, students can spread COVID-19 through […]

African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

By Thurka Sangaramoorthy, The Conversation The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-American communities. This is especially true among women; 60 percent of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in women in 2017 were African-American. Yet, African-American […]

New Sexual Health Services and Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Free condoms, lubricant, and HIV self-test kits now available for home delivery. Sexual Health Clinics offering telehealth services, as well as limited walk-in services at Chelsea and Fort Greene locations. Sexual and reproductive health service provider directories available online.

New Sexual Health Services and Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 9, 2020 – The Health Department today announced citywide home delivery of safer sex products and HIV self-test kits to supplement sexual and reproductive health services currently available in the city. The Health Department’s Chelsea and Fort Greene Sexual Health Clinics are offering limited walk-in services for New Yorkers’ sexual and reproductive health needs, including […]

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

By James Reinl

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

NEW YORK, United States (IPS) – The global fight against AIDS is floundering amid cash shortfalls and spikes in new HIV infections among marginalized groups in developing regions, Gunilla Carlsson, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said yesterday. Speaking with reporters in New York at UN headquarters, Carlsson, head of UN-led […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults […]