South Africa's data rollout of its pre-exposure prophylaxis shows that there is a relatively slow, but increasing, uptake. However, more needs to be done to target young women.
Three new HIV vaccine concepts which rely on high-tech designer proteins are being trialled to see if they can stop the virus.
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.
There are several challenges that South Africa needs to address to bring HIV under control.
South Africa has made tremendous progress towards meeting the 90-90-90 targets but there are some challenges preventing it from reaching the goals set by UNAIDS.
A 3D depiction of HIV which attacks T-cells in the body.
A South African child, who has been in HIV remission for nearly nine years, could help researchers understand how to make remission possible for millions of other HIV positive people.
South African women trying to soak up stagnant water during the drought in January 2016.
Climate change imperils food supply in many parts of the world, including South Africa, which has shown major gains in treating HIV/AIDS. Climate change could mean even less food -- and more disease.
Only by importing and manufacturing generic drugs can developing nations afford to meet their people’s health care needs.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
After nearly two decades of legal battles and negotiations, South Africa is moving to cut the cost of medicines with policies to increase imports and local production of generic drugs.