Just as global progress against HIV/AIDS is at a high, European cities are seeing a resurgence from “chemsex” parties. Chemsex, promoted via apps like Grindr, is sex with multiple partners under the influence of drugs like crystal meth. Chemsex happens mainly among men who…

While Russia has made strides in tackling NCDs and TB, its policies pose a grave threat the control of other global health concerns like HIV.   A laundry list of antagonistic actions have overshadowed Russia’s global health efforts. On certain issues, the country’s approach…

War-weary South Sudanese women trying to reach Uganda’s refugee camps often faced a second wave of attacks along the way—sexual violence. Rape has been a defining part of the civil war that has collapsed South Sudan, writes Pulitzer Center fellow Amanda Sperber, driving…

“As some collect butterflies, he collects beautiful minds,” a 2002 New York magazine article said of now-disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who recently killed himself in a jail cell while facing charges of trafficking underage girls for sex.  

Winnie Byanyima will be the new executive director of UNAIDS, the agency announced yesterday.  

Renee Bach—a young American with a high school degree—said she had a calling from God to help children in Uganda. From 2010-2015, her nutrition center took on 940 severely malnourished children. 105 died. Bach, who performed many medical procedures herself, now faces a…

HIV researcher and medical professor emeritus Charles Van der Horst, 67, died Friday in the next-to-last-leg of a 120-mile swimming marathon in New York.   The activist and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina was seen going under at 3 pm Friday, the Fort…

The case against a Chinese scientist’s “CRISPR twins” experiment has been laid out in Nature Medicine. He Jiankui attempted to engineer human embryos with a rare genetic variant known for protecting against HIV infection—but which also comes with a 21% higher mortality rate…

A surge of alcohol poisonings in Iran reveal that the county’s criminalization of alcohol for Muslim citizens— about 99% of the population—is insufficient.   Overall, alcohol consumption in Iran is lower than in non-Muslim majority countries, but bootleg alcohol is common.…

Amid a spiraling Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, traditional healers remain the front line of medicine, raising concern about their outsize influence. In Africa there are 80X more traditional healers than medical doctors, writes Donald G. McNeil, Jr…