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Research Identifies Barriers, Answers to Reaching Families With Proven Measures for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Img
Children (Ages 0-17)

Research Identifies Barriers, Answers to Reaching Families With Proven Measures for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Although pediatric HIV incidence has substantially declined in sub-Saharan Africa, 150,000 children in low and middle-income countries become infected with the virus every year, while 42,000 women die of complications from pregnancy and HIV. That's w...

Ward Cates: Physician, Scientist, Champion of Women's Health, Global Health and Social Good Img

Ward Cates: Physician, Scientist, Champion of Women's Health, Global Health and Social Good

Ward Cates, M.D., M.P.H., an international leader in reproductive health and HIV prevention research, died on March 17, leaving a legacy of advances in global health that will be felt for years to come.

How to End the HIV Epidemic When Men Are 'Missing but in Action' Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

How to End the HIV Epidemic When Men Are 'Missing but in Action'

Where are the men? Recent data finds that the numbers reflect neither the impact of HIV among men, nor the role of their disproportionate absence from treatment, which drives ongoing incidence.

HIV and TB Link the Bronx and Tugela Ferry in a Story of Human Rights and Social Justice Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

HIV and TB Link the Bronx and Tugela Ferry in a Story of Human Rights and Social Justice

With buildings leveled by arson and systematic neglect, its population crammed into debilitated and overcrowded housing without access to basic public safety and public health services, the inescapable poverty of the Bronx provided fertile ground for...

Modeling Does the Math to Add Up Impacts of HIV Answers in the Works Img

Modeling Does the Math to Add Up Impacts of HIV Answers in the Works

What if, about a decade from now, a vaccine that reduced the risk of getting HIV by 70 percent in everyone who received it was ready for roll out in countries where it's needed most?

Global Health 2015: Top 10 Stories in HIV, TB and More Img
News

Global Health 2015: Top 10 Stories in HIV, TB and More

Among the HIV stories that made the cut: a more egalitarian approach to starting treatment; advances in access for marginalized groups; and a watershed moment in Cuba.

HIV Drug Resistance Study Highlights Need for Viral Load Tests, Affordable Second-Line Treatments Img

HIV Drug Resistance Study Highlights Need for Viral Load Tests, Affordable Second-Line Treatments

Before treatment even began, more than 5% of people living with HIV in southern Africa had viruses that were resistant to at least one of the first line of HIV drugs, which called for a switch to a second, less accessible and more expensive treatment...

Campaign Highlights Patients' Right: Be Healthy -- Know Your Viral Load Img

Campaign Highlights Patients' Right: Be Healthy -- Know Your Viral Load

The campaign to speed access to viral load testing, which began with a march of about 300 people through Lusaka, Zambia last week, targets policymakers as well as people living with HIV, with a message to make use of a tool taken for granted in the U...

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Study Results Img

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Study Results

A future of HIV treatment that doesn't depend on daily dosing seemed to move a little closer today. Early study results show that an injected combination of two antiretrovirals given monthly or every two months is effective in controlling HIV among p...

Anthony Fauci: No Excuse for HIV Treatment Wait Img

Anthony Fauci: No Excuse for HIV Treatment Wait

Ending the HIV epidemic "isn't just a feasible goal, it's an inevitable goal," says Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.