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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, HIV is still highly stigmatised. MSF/Tommy Trenchard

HIV is still taboo in the DRC: chronicles from Kinshasa

HIV remains a synonym for death in Kinshasa and many leave testing and treatment until it's too late. It's not common knowledge that an infected person can live a normal and healthy life.
Activists supporting the decriminalisation of sex work at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. International AIDS Society/Abhi Indrarajan

A sex worker’s view on South Africa’s latest plans to beat HIV

South Africa has launched a plan to tackle HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections -- but much depends on its implementation over the next five years.
South African HIV rights group, the Treatment Action Campaign, marching through Durban, calling for antiretroviral access for all. International AIDS Society/Rogan Ward

It will take more than $36 billion every year to end AIDS

Current epidemiological and financial trends suggest there's a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to sustain life-saving antiretroviral programmes.
Simplicity of delivery will be critical if a ‘cure’ is going to be deliverable in the parts of the world where HIV is endemic. ktsdesign/Shutterstock

Remind me again, how close are we to a cure for HIV?

Curing HIV – or at least achieving long-term remission – is possible, under the right circumstances.
There is an urgent need to generate robust evidence that shows how the social determinants of health influence people’s abilities to protect themselves against health risks. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Engaging with communities can help tackle poverty linked health problems

Interacting with communities can provide health planners with critical information that can help them solve health challenges in specific areas.
A community health worker walks a couple through an HIV test in Malawi. Mostly men do not access these services. Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi / Robbie Flick

Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

In sub-Saharan Africa more women may be infected with HIV than men - but men are more likely to die because of poor testing and treatment regimes.

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