Efforts to end the criminalization of HIV transmission have taken center stage ahead of this week’s 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), bolstered by the launch of a new report from the Global C

A new Lancet Commission report on HIV/AIDS released yesterday warns that “the HIV pandemic is not on track to end.”   The authors emphasize the risks of complacency and declining international funding.  

South Africa’s treatment and prevention programs for HIV/AIDS are on a promising path, according to the country’s latest HIV household survey, released this week by the Human Sciences Research Council.

When the FDA licensed the first HIV blood test  in 1985, it was an enormous victory for health advocates, making the test one of our 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.  

Young black people accounted for nearly 60% of new HIV infections among 13- to 24-year-olds in 2010, but some African American faith leaders continue to be wary of discussing the disease. Working with Baltimore’s black churches, Terrinieka Powell of the Johns Hopkins…

The increase in walled borders between nations, from fewer than 20 in 1989 to nearly 70 in 2015, mirrors a rise in isolationism, xenophobia, and resentment that is anathema to global health, argues Chris Simms of Canada’s Dalhousie University.  

Beginning this month, all South Africans infected with HIV will be offered free treatment, in keeping with “test and treat” guidelines the WHO recommended late last year. Previously, South Africans received treatment based on CD4 count levels to demonstrate the strength of…

The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” op-ed series turned its focus this week to the so-called Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath, which requires foreign organizations to “have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution” in order to receive HIV/AIDS US government funding.

In South Africa, researchers attempting to battle HIV by giving young women preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are facing unexpectedly discouraging results from medical trials involving pills and vaginal rings. Now scientists are trying to develop new, less invasive products—…

People who are HIV-positive in China still face stigma and discrimination in the country’s medical system. National regulations set a decade ago were meant to prevent hospitals from refusing to treat HIV-positive patients, but prospective patients report difficulty in…