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.
Communities should be encourage to show solidarity with children with HIV AIDS.
Stigma often obstructs rights protection for children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
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.
Current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and need to be reformed. Here, candles around an AIDS symbol on World AIDS Day in Quezon city, Philippines 2016.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to discuss how current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and need to be reformed.
Pillbox (illustration only).
A clinical trial currently underway in France could confirm that that HIV treatment can be safely reduced to just four days a week, while maintaining the same efficacy.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
Robert Mugabe in August 2017 before he was ousted as president of Zimbabwe.
But Zimbabwe must act quickly.
Three new HIV vaccine concepts which rely on high-tech designer proteins are being trialled to see if they can stop the virus.
In honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Raheem DeVaughn sings to hundreds of women gathered at the launch of the national campaign on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Oakland, California.
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HIV has no boundaries. Men and women in almost every country are affected. Yet strides have been made, so much so that many are able to think of living with AIDS rather than dying from it.
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.
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.
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
Rowe's was a particularly harrowing case. But it raises important questions about broader attitudes to the virus.