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…
By Anna Christiansen, Diane Jeanty
We lost 100 researchers and activists that were dedicated to improve the health of others. Heaven is now a wealthy place #MH17 #AIDS2014 — Katrina Tsoutsoulis (@katrinat91) July 18, 2014 As many as…
By PBS NewsHour
While the United Nations has reported optimistic news about controlling the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS, Uganda’s infection rates are growing. Public health officials say the trend is partially tied to stigma faced by at-risk groups like gay men…
We will be taking your questions for four activists and human rights workers who deal specifically with at-risk populations in Uganda.
By Talia Mindich
AIDS related deaths and HIV infections worldwide are decreasing, a UN agency reported Wednesday, and—with greater funding—it is possible to control the global epidemic by 2030.
AIDS researchers announced a setback in the long search for a cure. Doctors believed that they had cured a baby girl by using aggressive and early treatment. But after years without requiring therapy, she tested positive for HIV during a…
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