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, 

A New Yorker profile hails Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases advisor steering Americans through the COVID-19 crisis, as “America’s Doctor."

What do COVID-19, Ebola, HIV, and SARS have in common? They all originated in animals—but their spread was enabled by human activity.  

Bill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter, published yesterday, reflects on 20 years and $53.8 billion spent on efforts to further their core mission: To give every person “the chance to live a healthy and productive life.” Key takeaways from this must-read for the global…

The first scientific study of the HIV outbreak in Ratodero, Pakistan shows an urgent need to ramp up efforts to control the outbreak and treat those infected, according to a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine news release.  

In a worrisome trend, mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been creeping back in a handful of countries over the last 18 months—jeopardizing prog

Brazil is poised to slash sex ed funding as STIs soar under conservative President Jair Bolsonaro. A national law isn’t on the books yet, but local jurisdictions are already limiting sex ed. Supporters of the legislation tout widely discredited arguments that sex ed leads…

A gene-based therapy for a rare form of blindness costs $425,000—per eye. How to extend gene-based medications beyond hospitals in wealthy countries? The NIH and the Gates Foundation are investing $200 million in gene-based cures for sickle cell disease…

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…