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.
When The Village Voice shut down in August, the city’s protest movements lost one of their biggest champions.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
For decades, the alternative weekly's photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
Zimbabwe needs to reconsider its HIV transmission law.
Gains made in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe could be reversed unless a legal provision is revised.
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.
Greg Lomas / Médecins Sans Frontières
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.
Kiselev Andrey Valerevich
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