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26 May 2016
Meningitis Bacteria Infection
In-depthCryptococcal meningitis (crypto) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIV – but this common opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining illness is one of the leading killers of people living with HIV globally.With a million cases of crypto each year and 625,000 deaths, this deadly fungal infection is particularly... more
An elderly couple
08 July 2015
A study in the United States has found that people living with HIV aged 45 to 65, who start treatment with low CD4 counts – a measure of how healthy the immune system is – have higher mortality rates than their younger counterparts. Improved health... more
Mother with her laughing baby
01 July 2015
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that Cuba is officially the first country to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV (MTCT). Cuba has been working with WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) since 2010 as part of... more
An HIV prevention mural in Zanzibar
25 June 2015
A long-awaited report by leading voices on HIV makes vital recommendations about the future of the global response. The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission report highlights the importance of the next five years as a ‘window of opportunity’ to enhance... more
Access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Botswana
18 June 2015
Good news for HIV treatment monitoring from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), the largest funder of the international HIV response. The Global Fund is taking action to make viral load testing more accessible... more
An HIV-positive woman in South Africa
11 June 2015
South Africa has undertaken the largest ever national stigma survey involving 10,500 people living with HIV. The Stigma Index Survey revealed that although South Africa has much lower levels of HIV stigma than other African countries, women continue... more