The Nipah virus in India is just one example of a viral outbreak in 2018.
It doesn't just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it's a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
Abstinence campaign posters in Uganda.
Uganda needs to face the reality that many young people are sexually active and need information to protect themselves.
A patient collects her medication at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
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The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
In 2016 South Africa had over 300 000 children up to the age of 14 living with HIV.
Teenagers with HIV in childcare facilities have to deal with the challenges of adolescence
while living with the disease.
It’s unrealistic to expect everyone who is sexually active will take perfect preventative measures.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
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.
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Cases like Daryll Rowe's are very rare, but they have the power to transform both the law and public opinion.
‘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.
Anything to declare?
Sharing data about users' HIV statuses is bad enough. But why collect it in the first place?
Australia is within reach of achieving its pledge to end new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The HIV prevention drug Truvada (PrEP) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this Sunday, moving Australia closer to achieving its goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The Victorian report recommends the law be changed to allow peers to distribute needles and other clean injecting equipment.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
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.
Women with AIDS were excluded from the US definition of the syndrome until 1993. What's changed?
After a diagnosis of HIV, some women see themselves as blameworthy, contaminated or contagious, because of societal discourses of risk and stigma.
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On International Women's Day, everyone can pledge to be an ally to women living with HIV and support their access to sexual health and sexual pleasure.
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.
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?
PrEP drugs are not a perfect solution.
PrEP may be giving some homosexual and heterosexual users a false sense of security.
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.
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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.
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.