South African health officials are recommending that more pilot programs offer AZT and PrEP to mixed status couples—one partner is HIV positive and the other isn’t—who want to have children.   Research over the past several years has shown that with early and consistent use…

In the long battle against HIV, elite controllers have been held in awe.  They’re people who are HIV positive but maintain undetectable viral loads—they keep HIV in check without meds.  Researchers have tried and failed to engineer immune cells that would recognize and…

A dozen countries across Africa and the Americas are experiencing an alarming uptick in resistance to 2 crucial HIV drugs: efavirenz and nevirapine, according to a WHO report that suggests countries switch to the drug dolutegravir, which is less prone to resistance.

To meet global HIV targets, the world needs to focus on countries falling behind and hard-to-reach populations—including millions affected by humanitarian crises.   Variations on that call to action echoed through coverage of the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV…

The global AIDS fight is seeing patchy progress, according to a new UNAIDS report calling for more robust leadership as the effort faces a $1 billion funding gap.  

Australia has some of the world’s lowest HIV prevalence rates. What’s the secret? Affordable access to PrEP, universal health care and a robust response stretching back to the 1980s, reports Livia Albeck-Ripka.    1987 saw more than 2,400 diagnoses in Australia; in 2018…

In the poorest states in the US with the worst health outcomes, the Trump Administration’s plan to end HIV by 2030 could create new opportunities—particularly among African Americans most affected.  

In Malawi, it’s standard practice for women to sell fish caught by men and pay them later—but if the numbers don’t add up, transactional sex offers another form of payment, Marc Silver reports.   While “fish for sex” is common in sub-Saharan Africa, it also comes with heavy…

A swell in opioid-related bacterial and viral infections is further compounding the crisis.  Upticks in HIV, hepatitis and bacterial infections—including antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—are alarming public health officials. Most result from unsanitary injections…

In 2018 North Korea’s WHO official announced that the country had zero reported HIV cases thanks to a robust prevention program. In fact, HIV has spiraled in North Korea in recent years, and officials are well aware, according to an unusual collaboration between North Korea…