Deploying antiretrovirals as soon as HIV is found—or “test and treat”—is standard practice in wealthy countries. When researchers set out to try the method in South Africa and Zambia, they encountered skepticism about whether communities would trust, embrace and stick to…

A quarter of people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo don’t believe Ebola is real. That deep mistrust means people are 15X less likely to use Ebola clinics, AP reports.

A hateful tactic by anti-vaxxers: Encouraging each other to target grieving mothers of children who are ill or have passed away.   Online antivax group members will post horrific messages on parents’ social media, ostensibly to traumatize immunization advocates. Messaging…

Van Badham’s vaccine-hesitant pediatrician told her mother she didn’t need vaccines—but at age 17, she almost died of measles.   Soon after, as measles made her body forget its existing immunities, she caught chicken pox, rubella, mumps, and whooping cough. She hopes her…

Yet another study has debunked the link between autism and measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations. The findings, published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, further refute vaccine skepticism fueled by a small, decades-old study now expunged from medical…

The Taliban has said it will not target a door-to-door polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan—but the program still faces another obstacle: communities who don’t trust the drugs. Tony Birtley's interviews with rural residents illustrate the challenges for polio workers…

Global health funders that generate their own estimates of lives saved should face more scrutiny, Rocco Friebel of the London School of Economics and Political Science and co-authors suggest in a commentary.  

While there are clearly troubling chasms in science policy approaches, it may be unwise to call them a “war on science,” write John C. Besley, of Michigan State University, and colleagues. Framing an issue as a conflict or a game—like the climate change “fight”—can stall…

Much of Europe has the capacity to vaccinate measles away. So why is Romania experiencing the EU’s worst outbreak of the virus? On top of patchy supplies and difficulty accessing communities like the Roma, an anti-vax movement has contributed to a drop in immunization rates…

A third of US parents don’t plan to vaccinate their children against the flu this year, according to a new report from Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.