NewsHour's John Carlos Frey reports in this updated segment on San Francisco's plan to zero out the number of new HIV infections. The city's public health officials, doctors, and activists have made huge strides battling the epidemic and are now…
More than 30 years after she identified one of the most pernicious viruses to infect humankind, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering HIV, is retiring. Barré-Sinoussi says even though a cure may never…
By Michelle Harven
After outrage from the public and even presidential candidates, Turing Pharmaceuticals has announced it will reduce the price of the drug whose cost had previously increased by more than 5,000 percent practically overnight.
The price of Darapim, a 62-year-old medical treatment used by AIDS patients, has increased by more than 5,000 percent after being acquired by pharmaceutical company Turing Pharmaceuticals for $55 million on August 10.
Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Truvada can be used for what is called "PrEP," short for "pre-exposure prophylaxis," the controversial practice of using antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.
By PBS NewsHour
An ambitious new plan in San Francisco aims to completely end the transmission of HIV, which infects about 50,000 people every year nationwide. In a city where huge strides have already been made in battling the epidemic, public health officials,…
By William Brangham
Indiana Governor Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency because of 79 H.I.V. cases among injection drug-users in the southern part of the state.
By Larisa Epatko
HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam has pulled itself up economically over the decades. One of the consequences? Diminishing donor funds.
By Ellen Rolfes
For adolescent girls in Kenya, poverty increases the likelihood of sexual exploitation. When older men take advantage of a girl's need for food, medicine and school fees by demanding sexual favors, it can have long-lasting consequences, like HIV/AIDS, the second…
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