Women living with HIV shared their realities with the Women, Art, and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study. Here, ‘Body Map,’ by Peggy F.
Peggy F. / Women, Art and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study
Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it.
Research shows that many people living with HIV struggle with tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity -- due to the costs of dental care and discrimination by dental professionals.
Studies on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa haven’t focused on the effects of climate change.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV.
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/flickr
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
Some parents hide their children’s HIV status.
Secrecy around the HIV-positive status of young children in school is denying them the care and support they need for a good start.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Botswana’s LGBTI community is celebrating the decriminalisation of gay sex.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
South Africa has the world’s highest AIDS burden.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
Australia’s national policy response to HIV/AIDS has been lauded as one of the best in the world.
Successful policy accomplishments are rarely considered newsworthy, but there are plenty of cases where government policy has improved our lives for the better.
New HIV infections continue to drive the epidemic.
Until then we need to get effective, accessible treatment for all who need it, while deploying the many prevention tools at our disposal.
A process of making knowledge in the South is underway.
In the past few decades, there's been more critique of global knowledge inequalities and the global North's dominance.
From left to right: Toya Tolson, Shawnte’ Spriggs, Sophia Harrison, Marcella Wright and Deborah Dyson. These women are aging with HIV, sometimes with other diseases and always with other challenges.
More people than ever are living with HIV, but people may overlook the fact that many of these long-term survivors are African-American women. They face unique social and health challenges.
Marcella Wright is one of about 140,000 African American women aging with HIV. Their needs are often unmet, and have been over the lifespan.
African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. Here, a few share their stories.
Homelessness is a major driver of HIV/AIDS.
President Trump recently announced in his State of the Union message that his administration will eliminate HIV within 10 years. He did not mention the social factors that must be addressed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has an HIV blood test as part of World AIDS Day observances Dec. 1, 2017.
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. With many advances in preventing and treating the disease, the disease has fallen from top of mind for many. An epidemiologist explains why that could be dangerous.
People living with HIV/AIDS all over the world are still struggling with stigma due to perceptions of the virus as dark and shameful. Here a Filipino man lights candles at a World AIDS Day even in Quezon city, Philippines in 2016.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS share the latest research on HIV prevention, treatment and stigma.
MP Boissonnault attended World AIDS Day flag raising on Parliament Hill, Dec. 1 2017.
Gov't of Canada/LGBTQ2 Secretariat
In Canada, people living with HIV can be charged with not disclosing their HIV status to their sexual partners. There is evidence that Black men suffer the most under this criminalization.
In this 2012 photo, grandmother Janet Kitheka, 63, collects her adopted “granddaughter” Lucy, 13, at the end of the school day in the yard of the Hot Courses Primary School, in the village of Nyumbani which caters to children who lost their parents to HIV, and grandparents who lost their children to HIV in Kenya.
(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Research shows that Aspirin could reduce the number of HIV infections in women at high risk for HIV, such as Kenyan female sex workers.
Stella Nyanzi at work.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.
pH. John Walter, 2017. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
There are many ways of visualising scientific concepts, as we discovered when an artist got in touch about some of our work.