The future of global HIV response must be very different from today’s efforts. It must be youth focused and youth led. Otherwise, many of our successes against HIV may be endangered by the rapid growth of vulnerable youth populations in the highest burden countries. Nearly…

Thousands of HIV-positive Venezuelans have been forced to leave the country, after facing discrimination and zero treatment options, according to UNAIDS. Patients once received free ARV treatment under Venezuela’s National AIDS Program. In 2017, the country essentially ran…

When several children fell ill, parents in Pakistan’s Sindh province sought answers. Ultimately, 14 children aged 2-8 tested positive for HIV. Sindh province is no stranger to HIV, accounting for almost half of Pakistan’s 150,000 positive cases. But this tragedy cracked…

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…