The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), shown here as tiny purple spheres, causes the disease known as AIDS.
Mark Ellisman and Tom Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
Headlines around the world declared that a second person was cured of their HIV. But while the results are encouraging, we're a long way from a cure.
French President Emmanuel Macron has an HIV blood test as part of World AIDS Day observances Dec. 1, 2017.
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. With many advances in preventing and treating the disease, the disease has fallen from top of mind for many. An epidemiologist explains why that could be dangerous.
A still from the ‘tombstone’ public health campaign.
The tombstone, revolver and grim reaper imagery of the 1980s and early 1990s have cast a long shadow.
The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
The stigma attached to HIV and AIDS, particularly in hip hop culture, is rife. The disease is represented poorly and often factually incorrect through lyrics.
The WHO recommends HIV viral load testing to monitor people on ARVs.
Introducing viral load testing at health facilities can help South Africa reach the United Nations target to end AIDS.
PrEP is effective as a protection against HIV – though condoms can still be used to prevent STDs. Why can’t we celebrate the idea that men can have sex without fear of death?
Recently PrEP, an effective drug against HIV, was in the news with some concerns that gay men are no longer using condoms. But is the issue about condoms or control?
An increasingly mobile global population is making it easier for infectious diseases to spread.
Travel allows us to see the world – and bring foreign diseases home. Here's why spreading disease is easier than ever.
HIV becomes dormant in the body and can hide in brain cells.
Joseph Lebowitz, Dr. Min Lin, and Dr. Habibeh Khoshboue
While drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can still lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for brain disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
‘Love, Simon’ tells the story of a gay teenager who is ‘just like you’ - a mainstream comedy first - but what happens when they are not just like you?
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Given the progress gay rights have made over the last 40 years, we might believe we live in queer friendly North America and that homophobia is dead. But it's not. It is just in disguise.
The US AID program has provided the contraceptive Depo-Provera to other countries, including Senegal.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Using 'humanized mice,' researchers found more evidence that a widely used contraceptive may make women more susceptible to HIV infection.
You know you shouldn’t smoke, or have sex without a condom if you’re not with a longtime partner. And when it comes to drinking, tea only, of course.
Quit smoking, quit drinking -- so many good resolutions for the New Year. But can the overabundance of messages on healthy living become counter-productive?
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.
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.
/Invision for AIDS Healthcare Foundation/AP Images/Peter Barreras
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.
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.