One of the tools that’s going to help us end the HIV epidemic in Texas is using data-based decision making as we move forward with making innovations and systemic changes around the state. Understanding and knowing how to collect and analyze different types of data will help us understand what changes we need to make. To do that, we all need to better understand data, how to use it and how to talk about it with our communities. In order to support communities, we are excited to announce our new Data Literacy video series! This video series will include brief overviews of everything you need to be a data superhero!Continue reading “Data Literacy Video Series”
By Barry Waller, Achieving Together Partner
If you had to guess, which age group would you say was the largest group living with HIV in 2017?Continue reading “HIV and Aging”
There is a lot of information available on the Achieving Together website. This week, we will take you on a tour of part of the site and, hopefully, introduce some resources that might be helpful to you in your own work towards ending the HIV epidemic.Continue reading “Exploring the Achieving Together Website”
Continue reading “New Research Adds Further Support to Treatment as Prevention (TasP)”
Our findings provide conclusive evidence that the risk of HIV transmission through anal sex when HIV viral load is suppressed is effectively zero. Among the 782 serodifferent gay couples followed for almost 1600 eligible couple-years of follow-up, which included more than 76,000 reports of condomless sex, we found zero cases of within-couple HIV transmission. In the absence of ART, on the basis of the frequency and type of sex, for receptive condomless anal sex acts alone approximately 472 transmissions (95% CI 83–714) would have been expected.Rodger et al.
Achieving Together has big goals. How will we know if we are on track to reach them? The Texas Department of State Health Services compiles data from a number of sources in order to look at HIV diagnosis, care, and treatment and to understand differences across regions and populations.Continue reading “Visit Achieving Together’s HIV in Texas Pages”