An HIV vaccine remains a reach goal, but ending transmission in the US in the next 3-7 years is not, argues CDC director Robert Redfield. “We have the science to solve the AIDS epidemic,” Redfield says. “Let’s put it into action.”  

Emotional testimony from witnesses marked the beginning of a public inquiry yesterday into a contaminated blood scandal in the UK.   Before screening of blood products became common in the early 1990s, about 5,000 people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders were…

Machete-wielding rebels clashed with troops in Beni, a Democratic Republic of Congo town fighting an Ebola outbreak, over the weekend. The fighting killed 18 and forced authorities to temporarily suspend public health operations against Ebola over the weekend, Deutsche…

WHO is urging countries to “urgently accelerate their response” to the global scourge of TB if the disease is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report that found some 40% of people with TB go undiagnosed.  

Mycobacterium tuberculosis’s ability to develop resistance to antibiotics has long been a threat to global health. Matthew Wipperman, PhD, MSc, a research scientist in the Immunology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues recently published a…

In 2017, a child under age 15 died every 5 seconds, according to new UN estimates. The vast majority of these 6.3 million deaths were children under 5, most of them from preventable and treatable causes like pneumonia and malaria.

After scientists raced to develop a Zika vaccine following the 2015 outbreak, a $110 million trial is underway. But here’s the irony: Infection rates are so low that it’s impossible to test whether the vaccine works.   It’s “a good dilemma because we don't have Zika anymore…

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a very different kind of HIV prevention than pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But as PrEP gains traction in Africa, its rollout has much to learn from that of VMMC. National PrEP programs are growing, but uptake and retention…

27 million lives have been saved by the efforts of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, according to the organization’s progress report launched today. Despite the progress, the report highlights considerable challenges. We face a slowing decline in HIV…

A study in Indonesia—4th in the world behind China, India and Russia for new HIV infections each year—investigated a care continuum where only around 10-20% of patients receive antiretroviral therapy.