The most detailed map to date of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, published yesterday in Nature, zooms in on the worst-affected areas—not just by country, but down to the size of a small town.   The epidemiologists behind the tool hope it will help target resources…

Door-to-door HIV testing and on-the-spot referrals for treatment could substantially reduce new HIV infections in southern Africa, according to the largest-ever HIV prevention trial, known as PopART. This randomized trial of the “universal test and treat” strategy involved…

HIV has reportedly been cured in a second patient, 12 years after the procedure that put the “Berlin patient” into long-term remission. Both feats involved bone marrow transplants that were intended to treat cancer, not HIV.

Like his predecessors, President Trump used last night’s State of the Union address to make a major health-related announcement, Vox reported. Headlining a laundry list of health points was a pledge to end HIV transmission in the US by 2030. “Scientific breakthroughs have…

An HIV-positive American and his physician partner have been accused of exposing the personal details of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore, The Washington Post reports.

Severe droughts could drive new HIV infections in Africa, research in Lesotho illustrates.   Teen girls in climate-shocked areas were more likely to drop out of school, become sexually active earlier and contract HIV, according to research ed by Andrea Low, an assistant…

Over 24 million people in Yemen now require humanitarian assistance, amid a crisis that the UN has called “catastrophic”—and virtually zero funds are allocated for treating HIV and AIDS.   The conditions already carry a heavy stigma in the country, with most HIV-positive…

China’s CRISPR baby controversy exposed the country’s ongoing failure to counter pervasive discrimination and lack of understanding about the disease, Kathleen McLaughlin writes.   She explores questions raised by the controversy—such as why did researcher He Jiankui chose…

Why do patients drop out of HIV treatment services in Zambia? Using their own words, and those of health workers, aidsmap lays out 10 reasons, as revealed by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. The investigation, published in BMJ Global Health, found that…

More than half of people living with HIV have unsuppressed viral loads, and about 9.4 million are likely unaware that they are HIV positive, a UNAIDS report released Friday revealed—showing that the epidemic is far from over.