Men can play a valuable role in maternal, infant and child health.
Fathers have an important role to play beyond financial support. Research shows they play an invaluable role in maternal, infant and child health.
US First Lady Michelle Obama visits a centre in Botswana that supports young people affected by HIV. Botswana has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world.
This study appears to be the first causal evidence that formal education and reduced HIV infection rates go hand in hand.
Children in particular experience a multitude of viral illnesses during their early years.
Viruses cause all kinds of infections from relatively mild cases of the flu to deadly outbreaks of Ebola. Clearly, not all viruses are equal and one of these differences is when you can infect others.
Indonesia is forcing people with drug dependence problems to go into rehab.
Indonesia’s war on drugs aims to protect the country’s young generation from an alleged “national drug emergency.” But the government’s coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
Participating in a HIV cure trial offers few benefits for the individual but many for the community.
A recent survey of people living with HIV in the United Kingdom found that over half would participate in a clinical study to develop a cure for HIV despite this posing a risk to their health.
Those buying and selling human breast milk online could be spreading disease without reaping any of the supposed health benefits.
Activists attend Uganda’s first gay pride parade at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in Kampala, Uganda, in August 2012.
Science shows that thinking about sexuality in a binary fashion of hetero/homosexual is no longer accurate. Rather, evidence shows that there is a diversity of human sexuality and sexual orientations.
Sexual orientation is more complicated than X and Y chromosome. Epigenetics has a greater role to play.
Scientific evidence shows that same-sex orientation is determined before you are born.
Members of a breakaway faction of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe protest against homosexuality.
Attitudes and laws about homosexuality are not purely a colonial import. Since independence, other factors, including right-wing evangelism, have driven anti-LGBTI attitudes.
Criminalisation does little to change behaviour, while actively contributing to increased stigma.
Homosexuality remains illegal in 38 of 55 African nations. This is concerning from ethical and human rights perspectives. It’s also a serious public health risk.
HIV positive t-shirts have been distributed to reduce the stigma attached to the disease. This would have been unthinkable 30 years ago.
June 5 2015 marks 34 years since the first reports of AIDS in a medical journal.
Early HIV treatment is a win-win strategy.
Starting HIV treatment early, before immune damage occurs, brings real clinical benefits, a new study has shown.
If patients contract drug resistant HIV, they may have to be prescribed more expensive drugs.
Novel research in South Africa has found way to test for HIV drug resistance in a cheap and accessible way.
Since the start of the new millennium, South Africa has had to contend with an HIV epidemic and a set of confused policies to address it.
South Africa’s maternal mortality rate rose dramatically after 1998, almost doubling to 302 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2009.
Needle exchanges don’t put more syringes on the streets. In this photo a clean syringes chart is shown at the Aids Center of Queens County needle exchange outreach center in New York in 2006.
Officials in Indiana would have served the population better if syringe exchanges had been in place before the upsurge in HIV cases began.
PrEP is a game-changer for couples where one person is HIV positive, allowing natural conception with minimal risk.
A new pill available could enable people living with HIV to conceive children through sex without risking the health of their HIV-negative partner.
Isolating the antibodies.
Immunotherapy has joined anti-retroviral drug therapy as a means to combat HIV.
Young sexual minority men aren’t getting the health care they need.
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Health-care providers need to view the health of young gay men within a broader context of personal health and not solely defined by HIV.
Diagnosis has taken HIV out of the shadows.
The technology HIV testing has evolved since 1985. And so too have our perceptions about what a positive HIV test means.
Along with governments, doctors, and infectious disease experts, the media have a duty to help halt the spread of Ebola with responsible reporting.
Time magazine has named health workers caring for Ebola victims in West Africa as its “Person of the Year 2014” and compared them to “military special forces who volunteered to fight the epidemic when…