Ageing increases the risk of non-communicable diseases.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
While hepatitis B can’t be cured in the same way hepatitis C can, effective treatment is available.
Curing thousands of Australians with hepatitis C is one of the public health success stories of recent years. We can take lessons from this as we continue in the fight against hepatitis B.
Accepting a donor kidney with a small risk of carrying HIV or hepatitis B or C might be worth thinking about.
Organs from gay men or injecting drug users, often rejected for transplants, could safely be used, so long as donors test negative for infections such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C.
Johnathan Van Ness (far right) has won fans from his warm persona on Queer Eye.
The Queer Eye star coming out as HIV positive and the changing face of HIV is an encouraging story about the way stigma is shifting. But we still have work to do.
Candida auris fungi, is becoming resistant to many anti fungal drugs.
When people get sick, they often suspect bacteria and viruses as the cause. But now the CDC is asking physicians and patients to consider another culprit: fungi.
Industrial vaccine production has enabled mass vaccination campaigns that have reduced infectious diseases.
Recent discoveries on the effects of live attenuated vaccines challenge the current vaccine paradigm and question vaccination policies.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
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.
A closer look at men in South Africa reveals a very complicated picture.
Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.
The drug is set to improve HIV treatment.
The study confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated ARV.
Research shows minorities often feel negatively stereotyped by public health awareness campaigns and advertisements.
Public health practitioners and marketers alike need to reflect on how their ads will be received by racialized groups who often feel negatively stereotyped.
Women walk past a mural painted to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it.
Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town.
Adolescent girls experience a number of vulnerabilities which incease their risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviours.
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.
Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Haiti.
Despite many public health interventions in the region, Haiti remains vulnerable to stigmatisation against people infected with HIV, particularly sexual minorities.
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.
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.
There's more to antibiotics than meets the eye.
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.