Staff at some South African hospitals forced pregnant HIV-positive women into sterilization after giving birth. The Commission for Gender Equality confirmed 48 cases in 2015 where women signed consent forms for sterilization procedures under duress. The country has one of…

“Stronger, cheaper” injectable drugs in Glasgow have spurred a resurgence of HIV/AIDS: Cases are 10X higher than in 2015. Safe consumption sites reduce the risks of injecting drugs and allow health workers to reach marginalized populations. But despite calls for NHS…

During a historic 2015 outbreak, HIV incidence rates in Austin, Indiana—population 4,000—exceeded those in sub-Saharan Africa.    Why?   Spiraling opioid use—and a slow uptake on needle exchanges that, according to one study, could have slashed Austin’s HIV incidence by 90…

A once-promising HIV vaccine candidate is dead in the water after a major human trial showed it worked no better than the placebo, Bhekisisa reports.  

Women are being coerced into breastfeed their partners in Uganda, and in parts of Tanzania and Kenya—and researchers are beginning to look into the underground phenomenon that’s been linked to gender-based violence.     Researchers from Kyambogo University in Kampala and…

Despite the life-changing potential of antiretroviral treatment, South Africa has an ART uptake problem among its youth—a huge issue for a country that bears 21% of the world’s HIV burden.  Just 44% of 15-19-year-olds who seek HIV care end up taking ART. So…

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete series here.

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine.

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on ending HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete set here.

Tramadol was long considered a safer opioid. But as addiction to the painkiller sweeps across poor countries worldwide, its dangers have become abundantly clear.   In Mali, children walk the streets high on the drug. Nigerian officials say addiction there is more pervasive…