Despite small overall numbers, China has documented a worrying increase in the number of young people—especially gay men—infected with HIV. In the first 10 months of 2015, about 14,200 young people age 15-24 were found to be HIV-positive—a 10% increase over the same period…

More than 1/3 of health care providers are have never heard of Truvada, a pill that when taken daily is safe and highly effective in preventing HIV, according to the CDC.

Wiping out TB around the world may hinge on India, the WHO reported last week (GHN). Delivering TB diagnostic services and treatment to the country’s hardest-to-reach people is a critical element of the fight, and Project Axshya, supported by the Global Fund and implemented…

Scientists know how to engineer mosquitoes to resist the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite—but how to ensure that great trait rapidly makes its way through mozzie populations?

UNAIDS’ fast-track plan launched last year against HIV/AIDS is gaining traction, with 15.8 million people on HIV treatment and new infections falling by 35% since 2000, UNAIDS announced today in advance of World AIDS Day next week.

Hypothesis: War spreads HIV. Conflict disrupts traditional social networks, mobilizes and transports thousands of sexually active young men, creates the potential for increased sexual violence, etc. Makes sense, however, in a PLoS One new study of 36 sub-Saharan Africa…

The fight to wipe out TB globally by 2030 hinges on India, the WHO says. Expressing concern about recent health funding cutbacks in the country that may derail India’s TB program, Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO's TB program, says, "India is a positive, successful…

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) aims to enhance conventional malaria-prevention approaches, such as insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying, with a strengthened focus on protective housing-intervention strategies in endemic countries.

With the WHO falling short of its goal to eradicate measles in 4 of 6 regions by year’s end, NPR’s Vicky Hallet interviewed Robert Perry, a vaccine specialist and author of a WHO report showing a recent slowdown in progress. Perry tells how security issues and vaccine…

Amid escalating war in Syria, WHO reports it’s getting harder to deliver supplies and medicine to people trapped in Islamic State strongholds. Health officials also see rising typhoid and diarrhea caused by the lack of clean water, and they expect more acute respiratory…