Botswana recently became the first country with a high HIV burden—about 20%— to effectively eliminate the mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  2 partners in the 20-year effort described successful components of the initiative—which they say could be instructive to nations…

Evidence from a team of Harvard researchers strongly suggests Epstein-Barr virus is the leading cause of multiple sclerosis—upping the risk of developing the neurological illness by 32X, comparable to the increase in risk of getting lung cancer from heavy smoking, according…

A predominant livestock-associated MRSA stain in Europe likely originated in hedgehogs—more than 100 years before the creation of antibiotics, a 

Puerto Rico has been a model for handling Covid-19 in the US with a 78% vaccination rate and one of the lowest death rates.  But Omicron has driven a nearly 600% surge in hospitalizations, inundating its overtaxed health system. Factors in play: 

 Sub-Saharan African countries are cracking down on fake malaria medications that fail to treat the disease and have been linked to an estimated 116,000 deaths each year.   In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration has launched a multi-pronged…

Though small in number, criminal cases for alleged HIV transmission through breast milk are rising. And, while cases have also been brought in the US and Canada, most of the cases—9 of 13 documented—were in sub-Saharan Africa.   While women living with HIV in most low- and…

Yaws, a painful tropical disease, has long been in WHO’s crosshairs for global eradication.

Yesterday the FDA approved the first injectable medication for HIV pre-exposure prevention, called Apretude. Why it matters: Apretude, which can be given every 2 months, is the first HIV prophylactic that does not involve taking a daily pill—a game changer…

COVID-19 has opened up a “historic opportunity” to forge a new public health order in Africa, says African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.

A new study relying on a “treasure trove” of cryogenically preserved stool samples from the early 1980s is providing new insights into the gut microbiome’s relationship with HIV/AIDS susceptibility. The study “could have implications for disease cure or even prevention,"…