South Africa is the epicenter of the world’s largest HIV epidemic. 20% of all people living with HIV are in the country, and 20% of the globe’s new infections occur there. Worse, nearly a third of all new infections are among adolescent girls ages 15-24.  

HIV mortality rates are declining thanks to effective medications and growing awareness of the disease. But among black women in the US, late diagnoses and unique social and health concerns still make the disease harder to manage—as women's stories attest, the Washington…

In East and Southern Africa, women are more likely to have HIV though for men, it’s deadlier.   Less likely to seek testing and treatment, men make up 54% of AIDS-related deaths but only 46% of infections in the regions. Globally, 60% of HIV-positive women were on treatment…

Holes in Russia’s HIV/AIDS strategy are being filled by activists re-distributing medical supplies and support amid a dire shortage.   The Aptechka network repurposes leftover medication, such as pills left by the dead, to cope with demand. In Russia, AIDS-related deaths…

The 1980s HIV crisis brought pandemic preparedness strategies that have grown for decades—and built a foundation of basic science tools and knowledge that could be applied to research on SARS, Zika and Ebola. Specifically, pathogen-specific work, platform-based technology…

Parents need to take a more proactive role in encouraging healthy sexual development in adolescents, a new study in the Journal of Public Health Africa has found.  

More and more men visiting the red-light district in Kolkata, India, are willing to pay steep fees to be with virgin girls under the mistaken belief doing so can cure or stave off HIV.

Adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa who acquired HIV perinatally face less risk of death if they live in upper-middle income countries, according to new research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.The comparative study looked at more…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Encouraging people to get tested for HIV isn’t enough to end the AIDS epidemic, argues Chris Beyrer, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Laws and policies that discourage people from getting tested must also be repealed.