Africa

World AIDS awareness day march in Cape Town

Around 7.5 million South Africans live with HIV – one of the highest rates in the world.

HIV

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

In May 2017, Azima became the first person in Uzbekistan's history to publicly come out as HIV-positive.

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

Opinion

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and I'm still around

We have made a lot of progress against AIDS, but the fight is not over yet.

Shaun Mellors

by Shaun Mellors

Shaun Mellors

AIDS

World Aids Day: Groups say Trump failing on HIV fight

Advocates warn proposed cuts to HIV/Aids prevention programmes and strategy shift could stall progress against epidemic.

World Aids Day: Groups say Trump failing on HIV fight

Interactive

HIV/AIDS: Fewer deaths, but infections still rising

Although the number of AIDS-related deaths has decreased over the years, the number of total infections is still rising.

HIV/AIDS: Fewer deaths, but infections still rising

AIDS

'Scales have tipped' in global fight against Aids

Report finds global Aids-related deaths nearly halved since 2005, but there's more work to do to combat the disease

Over half those with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN

Africa

Lesotho taxi drivers help lead fight against HIV

In Lesotho, country with second highest HIV rate, passengers learn about how male circumcision helps prevent infection.

AIDS

Rescuing HIV orphans in India

In the absence of centres for Aids patients, Pastor Reji Thomas opened his home to orphaned boys infected with HIV.

Rescuing HIV orphans in India

REWIND

Revisiting Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

In 2007, we met then-President Yahya Jammeh, who claimed he could cure Aids. We revisit the story one decade on.

AIDS

Monkey study raises hope for 'functional' HIV cure

Surprise discovery of drugs for intestinal disorders suppressing HIV virus in monkeys spawns optimism for treatment.

Health

Living with HIV: 'There is nothing to fear'

Wilson Bukenya was born with HIV. He lost his parents to Aids when he was two. Now he refuses to be afraid of the virus.

Living with HIV: 'There is nothing to fear'

Human Rights

What happens in December?

Starting with #WorldAidsDay, December features Human Rights Day, Christmas and several African independence days.

What happens in December 2016?

AIDS

South Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

A highly efficient vaccine would be a "game-changer", but results of the new trials will take years, scientists say.

Witness

Rachel's HIV Revolution

In Burkina Faso, one women challenges stigma and educates mothers on how to prevent transmitting HIV to their children.

Health

UN: HIV rate in young African women disturbingly high

ARV treatment on the rise, but UN urges urgent action as thousands of young women continue to be infected with HIV.

UN: HIV rate in young African women disturbingly high