Myths and superstitions about HIV and AIDS are causing the disease to spread, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
More and more children are found to be HIV-positive in northwest Pakistan. Officials attribute the trend to mandatory pre-surgery testing and growing public awareness.
22 Dec 2022
UNAIDS welcomes Kenya's High Court judgement in landmark case of involuntary sterilization of women living with HIV. GENEVA, 20 December 2022—UNAIDS welcomes the judgement by the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi recognizing that coerced sterilization of women living with HIV is a violation of their human rights.
22 Dec 2022
Ever since Gerald Muwonge tested positive for HIV eight years ago, keeping his viral load in check has meant carrying around vials of pills for his daily treatment regimen while dodging the stigma his condition could invite on a gay man in Uganda. He hopes that could soon change thanks to an injectable treatment that only needs to be taken once every two months.
11 Dec 2022
Young Cameroonians living with HIV/AIDS are fighting to end the stigma associated with the virus. Many patients still lack access to life-saving anti-retroviral drugs.
3 Feb 2022
Nigeria's private sector is working to boost domestic funding to address mother-to-child HIV epidemic in the country, as they set up the HIV Trust Fund of Nigeria.
5 Dec 2021
This year's World AIDS Day puts the spotlight on ongoing inequalities in the fight against HIV, the virus that impacts some 38 million people worldwide. Dr. Alexandra Calmy, the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Geneva University Hospitals, says the inequalities surrounding HIV/AIDS are much like those witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with access to treatments and prevention spread unevenly across the world's population. Forty years after the first case of HIV was detected, stigmatisation also remains a major obstacle to eradicating the virus. Dr. Calmy's message for anyone worried they might have HIV is "don't be afraid of yourself".
2 Oct 2021
While the eyes of the world focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed down in Romania. The pandemic has deprived at-risk groups of access to health services and testing, as well as disrupting supply chains and medicine supplies, raising fears of a rise in cases.
6 Aug 2021
African children are neglected when it comes to HIV treatment. Without any intervention, many will die before their second birthday, according to a UN report.
27 Jun 2021
Hundreds of babies and children tested positive for HIV in 2019 after a whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southern Sindh province. Pakistan's largest HIV testing and treatment centre was established in the rural town of Rota Dero in the wake of the disaster, dishing out life-saving anti-retroviral drugs. But affected families must cover further costs arising from the illness themselves.
25 Jun 2021
In Uganda, people living with HIV and the medical community point to prejudice as a major barrier to the well-being of those infected. Segregation of HIV-positive people is common because people are afraid of contracting the virus. Despite the country's progress in fighting HIV in Uganda, the challenges are still immense.
16 Apr 2021
APIN Public Health initiatives and the Ondo state government are expanding access to HIV and AIDS services.