In West Virginia—a hotbed of the opioid crisis—HIV cases related to intravenous drug use are spiking amid the cancellation of a 2018 needle exchange program.  

Health systems are struggling with the tension between  COVID-19’s immediate demands and the long-term struggle against tuberculosis—one of the deadliest infectious diseases.  

It’s not only sick patients who help researchers understand diseases.  In the 1990s, a rare genetic mutation in 1 man who seemed impervious to HIV proved key to creating antiretrovirals against the disease, opening up “a whole new realm of medical science.”  

Infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, typhoid—all hit lower-income countries hardest.  Not so with COVID-19.

Ugandan authorities are using the cover of COVID-19 pandemic emergency powers to crack down on LGBTQ+ people, targeting them for arrest and extortion, a 

Sometimes trials are stopped early because the news is good—and this is one of those times.  

The researchers behind an ill-fated HIV vaccine have published a letter in The Lancet 

It’s well known that infants and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases—but what happens in between those age extremes?  

Humans have a long history of shunning the ill.   HIV rained stigma down on gay men and injecting drug users. And, in India, leprosy was grounds for divorce until last year.  Stigma undermines the effectiveness of public health interventions, adding to the “hidden burden”…

A tiny proportion of HIV-infected people have a rare “superpower”—they manage to keep the virus at undetectable levels in their blood without taking antiretroviral drugs,