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Dr. Aimee Sisson, a public health officer in Placer County, Calif., answers a question about the death of an elderly patient in Auburn, Calif., March 4, 2020. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Crisis communication researcher shares 5 key principles that officials should use in coronavirus

Communication from public health and government officials during a health threat is a critical component of preventing and treating a disease. An expert who worked on the anthrax scare explains.
Detail from a poster for the Codesa talks. Judy Seidman

Art as a weapon in South Africa’s liberation struggle

A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman. She has used political posters as a galvanising force in the fight against injustice.
World AIDS Day is observed annually in many countries to raise people’s awareness in the fight against HIV. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

Treating HIV in the tiniest babies could have huge positive implications for their future

Babies born with the HIV virus in their blood are at a turning point in the infection. With immediate treatment these children can develop much stronger immune systems to fight the virus.
Candida auris fungi, is becoming resistant to many anti fungal drugs. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com

Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?

When people get sick, they often suspect bacteria and viruses as the cause. But now the CDC is asking physicians and patients to consider another culprit: fungi.
Women living with HIV shared their realities with the Women, Art, and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study. Here, ‘Body Map,’ by Peggy F. Peggy F. / Women, Art and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study

Recommendations on changes to HIV criminalization don’t go far enough

Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
According to the United Nations, the world’s population could reach 10 billion by 2050. Shutterstock

How many humans tomorrow? The United Nations revises its projections

The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
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

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized

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. Charles Platiau/Reuters

AIDS treatment has progressed, but without a vaccine, suffering still abounds

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.
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? (Shutterstock)

Gay men: Finally, sex without fear

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?
HIV becomes dormant in the body and can hide in brain cells. Joseph Lebowitz, Dr. Min Lin, and Dr. Habibeh Khoshboue

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

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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