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…

Despite major progress, ending AIDS with the resources at hand is not possible, say the World Bank’s David Wilson and Marelize Gorgens. In a newly published blog post, the authors write that new tools are needed for a new “complex reality.”

A new crisis looms in the battle against HIV, driven by lingering obstacles including treatment access, drug resistance and the persistent power imbalance faced by many women in sexual relationships, writes Sarah Boseley. In her assessment of the International AIDS…

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA—When the International AIDS Conference is held in Africa, not only do you get Elton John, Queen Latifah and the rest of the celebrity set in attendance, but African royalty appear as well. They’re concerned for their people—and it’s these traditional…

The US essentially wasted $1.4 billion on abstinence education to prevent HIV in Africa, according to an independent study published in Health Affairs. Comparing sub-Saharan African countries that received abstinence ed funding under the US President's Emergency Plan for…

TEDx rolled out a new series of curated playlists about global issues, called TEDxSpotlights, this week. Launched in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the first TEDxSpotlight tackles pandemics (check out the playlist here) and features TEDx Talks…

A potent and durable HIV vaccine was the stuff of dreams in 2000, the last time Durban, South Africa hosted the International AIDS Society meeting. But at AIDS 2016, the message is upbeat. “The HIV vaccine field is open for business,” reported virologist Larry Corey who…