Results of two studies conducted in Africa show that circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50 percent. Meanwhile the Bush administration is launching a new anti-malaria initiative. An expert discusses combating these diseases and the role of international organizations. Continue reading
World health experts and community leaders gathered in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS Conference. Former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who attended the conference, discusses the ideas put forth. Continue reading
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents — the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program’s aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and encourage disease prevention. Continue reading
First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s statement that condoms are an "improvisation, not a solution" in the fight against AIDS sparked debate Monday at the global AIDS conference in Bangkok. Continue reading
The United Nations and other organizations said Tuesday they will use their resources to help people in poor countries get AIDS drugs through agreements with generic drug manufacturers. Continue reading
Canada introduced legislation Thursday designed to allow companies to sell low-cost versions of expensive AIDS drugs to poor nations. Continue reading
The international response to AIDS will leave the United Nations’ prevention and treatment goals unmet unless efforts to combat the disease are significantly ramped up. Continue reading