Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town.
Adolescent girls experience a number of vulnerabilities which incease their risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviours.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV.
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/flickr
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Haiti.
Despite many public health interventions in the region, Haiti remains vulnerable to stigmatisation against people infected with HIV, particularly sexual minorities.
Some parents hide their children’s HIV status.
Secrecy around the HIV-positive status of young children in school is denying them the care and support they need for a good start.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
South Africa has the world’s highest AIDS burden.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
There's more to antibiotics than meets the eye.
New HIV infections continue to drive the epidemic.
Until then we need to get effective, accessible treatment for all who need it, while deploying the many prevention tools at our disposal.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
A community health worker interacting with children in a village South Africa’s Limpopo province.
Anova Health Institute
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
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.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014)
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
The film glosses over the bigotry Mercury faced as a queer man with HIV.
In the film, the real tensions of gay life in the 1980s – from government apathy towards the AIDS crisis, to rampant anti-gay prejudice – don't get their due.
Access to affordable medical treatment can save lives.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
Women in Malawi visit clinics many more times in their lives than men.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
STIs are a serious health threat.
STI prevention was largely driven by HIV prevention. With changes in HIV prevention initiatives that don't really take into account other STIs, there's need to refocus STI prevention.
Salty and fatty foods are driving up obesity.
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Personalised medicine aims to tailor treatment according to each person’s genetic makeup.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Australians are safer too if temporary visitors can access HIV prevention.
Eradicating a virus from the community requires everyone to have access to prevention, as is the case with tuberculosis. So why not HIV?
While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.