Many health care providers across the US may be reluctant to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—an increasingly important HIV prevention approach—to some of their high-risk patients. In the online survey of 324 American Academy of HIV Medicine members, fewer than…

Along with the first robin and green shoots, Spring brings the Washington Post Peeps contest.

Disease models used to manage outbreaks must leave room for uncertainty, urges the Royal Society in the UK, which applied the theory to produce a close match with Ebola’s actual progression in West Africa in 2014.

We love sharing good news like this: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have officially eliminated measles from their populations, according to the Measles Regional Verification Commission. Each country was able to achieve high coverage with 2 doses of the measles…

This second half of a Q&A with Joanne Liu, MDCM, president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), focuses on lessons learned in the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa. In case you missed it last week, you can read the first part here.—Dayna Kerecman Myers, associate…

A new study on HIV gives reason for pause, showing that the virus can behave more insidiously than previously known. After examining 72 HIV positive adult males in San Francisco, researchers found that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system and settle in the…

Ebola proved to be the defining global health issue of the past year, and among the earliest to sound the warning was Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Just 6 months before the initial cases were confirmed in West Africa, Joanne Liu, MDCM, started her tenure as president of…

Her husband and children—29 relatives in all—were killed by Ebola. The life she carefully planned for herself is over. Josephine Dolley of New Kru Town somehow has managed to survive on hope, faith and love, as evidenced by the six orphans she has adopted. Now, the 31-year…

Tuberculosis Suspect. Treatment Defaulter. Non-compliant. Describing TB patients in such criminal terms is common in TB research and practice, and it chips away at their dignity—fueling the stigma surrounding the disease, according to a commentary by Mike Frick, a project…

To bring a new strategy in the TB fight, the Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (Spark-TB) brought equipment and intensive training to 70 private health facilities scattered across Kampala’s poorer urban areas.