Africa

Africa AIDS conference: Healthcare leaders meet in Rwanda

Healthcare activists say the world's response to HIV/AIDS is failing to deliver required services to, in particular, children, in the world's poorest communities.

Asia

Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children

The number of HIV cases in southern Pakistan has spiked, and children seem to be the most affected.

United States

Transgender asylum seeker dies after falling ill in US custody

Johana Medina Leon died at a Texas hospital after complaining 'for weeks' she needed medical attention, advocates say.

Transgender asylum seeker dies after falling ill in US custody

Health

HIV-suppressing drugs prevent transmission of AIDS virus: Study

A study reveals taking antiretroviral (ART) medicines to suppress HIV can prevent the sexual transmission of the virus.

HIV-suppressing drugs prevent transmission of AIDS virus: Study

Pakistan

Pakistani doctor arrested after 90 infected by HIV syringe

Officials say they traced the outbreak to a doctor, who allegedly used a contaminated syringe on patients.

Pakistani doctor arrested after 90 infected by HIV syringe

HIV

Man 'free of HIV' after stem cell transplant

Although the patient has been in remission for 18 months, doctors cautioned it was too early to say he had been cured.

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

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.