HIV prevention

  • Ruth Munyao, a pharmacist, dispenses anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs at the Mater Hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi, September 10, 2015. Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
    September 30, 2015   BY Gretchen Frazee 

    The World Health Organization is recommending anyone infected with HIV begin treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, making an additional nine million people eligible for treatment. Continue reading

  • Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly. Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN
    July 30, 2015   BY Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News 

    In California, New York, Texas and elsewhere, health workers are trying to get more high-risk Latino men to use the drug, Truvada. The medication, which is used for “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis” or PrEP, was approved by the FDA in 2012 for HIV prevention and has been shown to be more than 90 percent effective when used correctly. But health workers are encountering barriers among many Latinos. Continue reading

  • Editor of the Ugandan publication Rolling Stone holds a November, 2010 issue of his newspaper, which published the names and photos of 14 men it identified as gay.  Photo by Marc Hofer/AFP/Getty Images
    August 29, 2014   BY Nora Daly 

    As HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths around the world fall, rates in Uganda have been on the rise in recent years. Part of the problem, according to many of the world’s top public health experts, is that the populations most at risk for HIV infection — including gay men and sex workers — face laws that do little but increase stigma, drive these groups underground and make them reluctant to seek life-saving diagnosis and treatment. Among the most problematic laws, they say, are the the U.S. “anti-prostitution pledge” and Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. Continue reading