The first global comparison of adolescents that acquired HIV as newborns highlights the challenges around treatment.
A community health worker conducting a HIV test in a mobile clinic in a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Women and children remain the focus of HIV while men are disadvantaged in accessing testing and treatment in Africa.
More than 15 000 researchers, activists and policymakers descend on Amsterdam this week for the 22nd International Aids Conference.
The HIV epidemic is far from over and it's not time to disengage, says International Aids Society President Linda-Gail Bekker.
Health workers promote exclusive breastfeeding to HIV positive mothers more than they do to mothers who are negative.
A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
In 2016 South Africa had over 300 000 children up to the age of 14 living with HIV.
Teenagers with HIV in childcare facilities have to deal with the challenges of adolescence
while living with the disease.
It’s unrealistic to expect everyone who is sexually active will take perfect preventative measures.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
There needs to be a wide range of sexual health services for men who have sex with men.
In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa men who have sex with men encounter stigma and prejudice when accessing health services.
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From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.
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Cases like Daryll Rowe's are very rare, but they have the power to transform both the law and public opinion.
Anything to declare?
Sharing data about users' HIV statuses is bad enough. But why collect it in the first place?
Women with AIDS were excluded from the US definition of the syndrome until 1993. What's changed?
Herbs, roots and plants can have health benefits. But they can also interact negatively with Western medicines.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
Donor funding for HIV treatment has saved millions of lives in sub Saharan Africa.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
The treatment gap for people living with mental illness in Africa is huge.
Mental health care is neglected across Africa. But there are several reasons why countries should pay attention.
The placenta could hold the answers to why HIV positive women report higher rates of premature deliveries.
Zimbabwe’s LGBT community has long struggled to gain recognition, protection and support.
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country.
Exploring ways to improve the turnaround times for HIV tests on babies.
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
Antiretroviral treatment prevents the virus from multiplying and prolongs the lives of HIV positive people.
HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.
A vial of blood that has been tested for HIV.
The death toll from HIV/AIDS continues to decline, but more than 36 million people are still living with HIV. A researcher explains why the work for a cure is painstaking.