Southeast Asia is a breeding ground for drug-resistant malaria strains that spread elsewhere, and the disease’s alarming rise in Cambodia has scientists working overtime to stop the spread. “What happens next here matters for the entire world,” writes Amy Maxmen. Backed by…

Efforts to end the criminalization of HIV transmission have taken center stage ahead of this week’s 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), bolstered by the launch of a new report from the Global C

The Ebola virus can lie dormant in a woman for over a year and re-emerge to infect others, found a new study published Monday in the Lancet.

A drug targeting recurring malaria crossed another hurdle, winning approval from the FDA (which did, however, underscore important side effects).   Tafenoquine can flush the malaria-causing plasmodium vivax parasite out of the liver, where it hides and reawakens. Relapsing…

A new Lancet Commission report on HIV/AIDS released yesterday warns that “the HIV pandemic is not on track to end.”   The authors emphasize the risks of complacency and declining international funding.  

South Africa’s treatment and prevention programs for HIV/AIDS are on a promising path, according to the country’s latest HIV household survey, released this week by the Human Sciences Research Council.

Rift Valley fever’s simmering attack on East Africa may be getting worse as Uganda’s health ministry has reported cases in 2 districts.   Rwanda has reported cases in animals and suspected human cases as well, according to a WHO report released yesterday. These follow a…

Deaths are falling, and a record number of people are taking antiretrovirals—but new infections, persistent stigma, and funding shortfalls threaten to unravel progress in the global fight against HIV, according to a UNAIDS report.  

Remarkable strides in the 2-decade fight against trachoma show workaday public health practices trump miracle medicines, reports Donald McNeil. The strategy behind the victories includes a 20-minute operation, and preventive efforts such as annual antibiotic administration…

70 years ago, luck more than treatment generally determined whether typhoid victims would survive. Pakistan faces a return to that era, with more than 2000 cases of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella typhi in the last 6 months.   Only azithromycin works against…