Anyone with HIV living on Uganda’s Ssese islands—home to transient fishing communities in Lake Victoria where HIV rates are often more than double the national prevalence of 7.2%—immediately receives antiretroviral treatment. This “test and treat” policy puts Uganda on…

In Egypt, the number of people living with HIV surged by 300% between 2001 and 2011, with the latest count around 7,500, says Ahmed Khamis, UNAIDS Egypt country manager. The biggest obstacle to helping patients is stigma in the medical profession, Khamis explains in a Q…

A Western plan to sanction Nigeria for 2014 anti-gay laws could help make that country’s government more innovative and responsible with the funds it receives for helping Nigerians living with HIV-AIDS, according to Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe, a 2014 Nieman Fellow at…

Congressional committees debating the future of critical global health programs need to consider TB, an oft-neglected global health threat, as a partner in crime with HIV, warns Eric P. Goosby, MD, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis and former US…

HIV+ teens keep the virus in check better when their parents accompany them to their clinic appointments, according to a study from Botswana, published in JAMA Pediatrics. 

A new study on HIV gives reason for pause, showing that the virus can behave more insidiously than previously known. After examining 72 HIV positive adult males in San Francisco, researchers found that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system and settle in the…

HIV/AIDS is still a taboo subject in Hong Kong, and much of East Asia, where stigma and misconceptions about the disease slow efforts to diagnose and treat patients—and prevent the spread of the virus.

After nearly 5 years of devastating civil war, many people in Syria living with AIDS are going without the necessary health care and medications.

A new series of JAIDS articles demonstrate an immediate need for comprehensive action to address HIV among key populations throughout West and Central Africa (WCA). The Numbers: Understanding HIV in WCA is limited to data from a few cities in a region that covers 24…