First [what looks to be] the good news, then other things, then the stuff that made me say WTF.
Promising results of a pre-exposure prophylaxis study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed taking a combination drug (antiretroviral, typically used for those already infected) would decrease the chance that men and transgender women who have sex with men would become infected with HIV. (Karen Grepin agrees this is good news, but says it’s no magic bullet.)
The UNAIDS 2010 Global Report is out. New infections are declining (including among children), AIDS-related deaths are declining, but UNAIDS says, “the gains are real but still fragile.” Check back for a full review of the report later this week.