HIV cells (in red) attacking an organism.
Understanding where there are high numbers of new HIV infections is important to establishing whether interventions are working or not.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people who were forced out of the military or public service and some who were even prosecuted criminally for “gross indecency.”
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to make a formal apology to LGBTQ2 communities for past state-sanctioned discrimination against them in Canada. But the apology must be more than just words.
To get an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS, scientists need to understand exactly how the virus works and immune system responds to it. African scientists have come one step closer.
Rowe's was a particularly harrowing case. But it raises important questions about broader attitudes to the virus.
According to a Global Adolescent Study boys are given more freedom and independence than girls.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don't make a difference, but their genders do.
Discarded used hypodermic needles along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
Decriminalisation allowed sex workers to step out of the shadows and into active participation in public life.
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Full decriminalisation of sex work is advocated by many health and human rights organisations around the world. Sex workers in New South Wales kick-started the process 40 years ago.
The most important blood borne viruses for human health are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
Why is it only some viruses are transmissible by blood, and how does the virus actually move from person to person?
Reggie Batiste with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Atlanta administers an HIV test.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?
Cultural portrayals of HIV and AIDS tend to be stuck in the past.
AIDS march in Los Angeles.
AIDS and HIV are still major health threats, fueled by poverty and discrimination as much as by the virus responsible for the infection.
Male couple holding hands.
As many as two-thirds of new infections of HIV are transmitted from main partners. Here's why teaching couples to manage HIV in their relationships can make a difference.
It’s not all ha ha hee hee hee.
When it comes to sexual health, public information has tended to focus on the young. Time for a change.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
PrEP works by preventing susceptible cells becoming infected with HIV. Truvada blocks the HIV virus from making copies of itself.
Efficacy is estimated to be as high as 99% in men who have sex with men who take Truvada daily.
Simplicity of delivery will be critical if a ‘cure’ is going to be deliverable in the parts of the world where HIV is endemic.
Curing HIV – or at least achieving long-term remission – is possible, under the right circumstances.
Cases of AIDS are so few they are no longer recorded on public health registers.
There are good reasons for drawing attention to “the end of AIDS” in Australia. But this needs to be read with caution.
Glass sculpture representation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus structure.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
AIDS advocates moved global health onto the international agenda.
After 35 years, AIDS has changed the way the globe thinks about health, culture, and politics.
Treatment has transformed the outlook for people living with HIV from almost certain death to a manageable chronic condition.
Despite the breakthroughs in HIV and AIDS research, without an effective vaccine, the world will not get to zero new infections and deaths.