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…

Just 41% of HIV+ Russians are taking antiretroviral therapies—some of the lowest rates anywhere.   While Russia doesn’t lack resources to fight its spiraling HIV epidemic, thriving misinformation campaigns mean many Russians deny their diagnosis, and reject treatment.  …

The global gender gap is shrinking when it comes to education and political influence—and HIV treatment now reaches 13 million women aged 15 years and over,ReliefWeb reports.  

When the $100 million clinical trial of the promising HVTN 702 vaccine against HIV was deemed a failure in January, the HIV community was crushed. But it wasn’t the only hope on the horizon. The HIV Vaccine Trials Network has 2 other slightly different vaccines in trials. 

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…