27 million lives have been saved by the efforts of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, according to the organization’s progress report launched today. Despite the progress, the report highlights considerable challenges. We face a slowing decline in HIV…

Gambian activists and Human Rights Watch are campaigning to bring the country's former dictator to justice for forcing his fake AIDS cure onto thousands of patients before being exiled in 2017. Replacing antiretroviral treatment and leaving immune systems in jeopardy,…

In western Europe opioid addiction is viewed “the way most Americans now look at AIDS — as a medical problem,” yet the US has been slow to act, writes Columbia University psychiatry professor Adam Bisaga. At 50,000 a year, US opioid overdose deaths are on par with the AIDS…

AIDS is the 2nd most common cause of death, after abortions, among female sex workers in Cambodia and the No. 1 killer of their children, according to a study from Global Health Promise, an organization that studies sex trafficking around the world.   The researchers…

Jamaica faces an extraordinary dilemma: HIV-positive orphans, originally given a death sentence and slated for hospice care, are aging out of residential care and need a host of services never anticipated.   The introduction of accessible and affordable antiretroviral…

By Jessica Taaffe I remember my first International AIDS Conference well.  It was 2010, and I attended the conference in Vienna to present a poster on my PhD thesis work. Walking through the conference one day, I came upon a group of activists loudly protesting for better…

Canada is hosting a 5th Global Fund Replenishment conference in Montreal and giving more money than before. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that Canada will increase its pledge by 20% ($785 million) for 2017 to 2019. Canada also plans to host the Fifth…

Q&A: IAS President-elect Chris Beyrer While the Melbourne conference’s goal is to advance the fight against AIDS, attendees also are mourning the tragic loss of friends and colleagues among the 298 people killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on…