As the pandemic progresses, many more children will experience devastating losses.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical experts have recommended that HIV criminal laws be revised.
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Current HIV criminal laws increase HIV stigma and discrimination against marginalized people – and negatively affect public health.
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Understanding why men may be less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine is crucial for designing effective vaccination campaigns.
HIV stigma manifests in many ways, including microaggressions that could lead to a higher risk of depression, PTSD and suicidality.
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Microaggressions are more subtle than outright discrimination. But they can directly affect HIV treatment outcomes.
The COVID pandemic is giving drug companies an opportunity to reset their image. So how did they get so big and their credibility sink so low?
COVID-19 lockdowns have increased the need for ARV delivery in communities.
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There are currently 1.2 million Ugandans enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART). They are especially affected by the lockdown.
Healthcare worker, Boitsholo Mfolo, inside the digital x-ray truck at one of Africa Health Research Institute’s mobile screening camps in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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South Africa needs a public health response that expands the successes of the country’s HIV testing and treatment programme to provide care for multiple diseases.
There are many occasions when there is a shortage of blood.
The reasons for the hesitancy to donate blood are complex and include a fear of needles and lack of awareness. Awareness and education drives to dispel the fear of donating are important.
Missing targets to end HIV in children represents nothing less than a global failure.
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Not achieving the targets for children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa means that new infections will continue to increase and HIV related mortality will be a reality for decades to come.
Ending AIDS calls for renewed action.
The key actions needed to end AIDS are relatively clear. The question is whether every government, funder, and implementing organisations will apply them.
A lab worker extracts DNA from samples for further tests at the AIDS Vaccine Design and Development Laboratory Dec. 1, 2008 in New York City.
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Scientists developed vaccines for COVID-19 in a matter of months. Why after 37 years do we still not have one for HIV/AIDS? On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, it’s an important question to ask.
Thousands gather in downtown Toronto in 2006 for a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from AIDS.
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The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
Political is necessary to lower deaths from cryptococcal meningitis.
Cryptococcal ceningitis is one of the main causes of death of people with HIV. The tests and medicines to diagnose and treat it exist but remain inaccessible to most. A global strategy is needed.
Young women at an ELA club in Tanzania.
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This research provides fresh insights into strategies that can be used to improve the lives of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
Clients of sex workers may be key to reducing HIV transmission in South Africa.
Narrow, unimaginative public health responses inhibit reducing HIV, exploitation and marginalisation within sex work.
Scientists around the world are trying to come up with universal coronavirus vaccines to combat the emergence of variants. But what are these vaccines and are they even possible?
Scene from It’s A Sin during a recreation of AIDS protests in the 1980s.
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New research highlights how the press excluded, shamed and invaded the privacy of those living with HIV.
“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF COVID-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda.
Where there are not enough health workers to deliver medical care, one solution is to move certain tasks to less specialised health workers, a process called task-shifting.
A person living with HIV shows her clinic appointment and anti-retroviral drugs regimen card.
COVID-19 restrictions created life-threatening challenges to female sex workers as they weren’t able to access their medication, support or their clients.
Women who had a secondary or higher level of education were more likely to test for HIV than women who had no formal education.
Local and national governments in west and central African countries must prioritise investment in providing access to HIV testing for all pregnant women.