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2014 FEB 3 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Immune System Diseases and Conditions. According to news originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Purpose of reviewHIV epidemic spread continues among gay, bisexual, and other MSM globally in 2013. These epidemics are occurring in rapidly shifting contexts among these men, which have important impacts on HIV spread, HIV programs, access to services and human rights."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, "Current HIV prevention strategies are inadequate and are taken to insufficient scale to control HIV spread.Recent findingsWe reviewed recent reports on epidemiology, HIV prevention advances, human rights, and epidemic disease control among MSM to understand why HIV epidemics among these men remain poorly controlled. Network level factors appear to be critically important for HIV epidemic spread among MSM."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The only new prevention technology with evidence for efficacy in this population, daily oral chemoprophylaxis (PrEP), has been little used, particularly in low and middle-income countries.SummaryMuch more vigorous prevention efforts are required, including the adaptation and expanded use of PrEP, if we are to reduce new infections among gay, bisexual and other MSM."

For more information on this research see: Strategies to manage the HIV epidemic in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2014;27(1):1-8. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - journals.lww.com/co-infectiousdiseases/pages/default.aspx)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from C. Beyrer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch Public Hlth, Center AIDS Res, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States (see also Immune System Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, HIV/AIDS, Baltimore, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immune System Diseases and Conditions

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Information in this article was accurate in February 3, 2014. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.