2022 will mark the COVID-19 pandemic’s third year.  Since the early days of SARS-CoV-2, there have been calls to apply hard-won lessons learned from the fight against another global health crisis: HIV/AIDS. But what good are these lessons if we have yet to solve the very…

Bill Hall, a member of the Tlingit tribe of Southeastern Alaska, tested positive for HIV in 1986. He became an HIV advocate for the Native American community in the Seattle area, working with the Seattle Indian Health Board, the Urban Indian Health Institute, DefeatHIV…

Kenyan research scientist Kawango Agot founded an NGO, Impact Research and Development Organization in 1999 at the same time she was working towards a PhD in Medical Geography and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington, both of which she received in…

COVID-19 has affected the delivery of routine health care and eroded social safety nets around the world—and that has been especially true for vulnerable communities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Balkans.

In South Africa, users of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV hit record numbers last year despite the pandemic.   That’s significant progress, but it took 3 years after the US FDA approved PrEP for the treatment to reach South Africa.

This is remarkable progress: From 2010–2018, the US HIV death rate fell by about half overall, according to 

America’s landmark HIV/AIDS program, PEPFAR, has been credited with saving more than 18 million lives and shifting the HIV/AIDS trajectory in Africa.  

An estimated 22% of people globally—1.7 billion—have at least one condition that puts them at a greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected, according to a new study in The Lancet Global Health.

South Africa is facing a “trio of pandemics”—HIV, tuberculosis, and the newcomer, COVID-19.   Little is known about the impact of adding COVID-19 into the mix. Western Cape regional data show that people living with HIV or active TB had more than twice the risk of dying…

A key lesson the HIV/AIDS pandemic can offer right now: the importance of knowing one’s status with a virus that won’t necessarily bring on symptoms.   Luckily, stigma is not the same deterrent to testing as it was early on in the AIDS pandemic. But COVID-19 testing has…