A trained gynecologist, Gao became well-known across China for her relentless activism in exposing a man-made AIDS crisis and for her educational work to remove the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
In sub-Saharan Africa, women are at high risk of contracting HIV. Some protective measures carry a stigma but this device enables them to take control without anyone knowing.
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The latest World AIDS Day report finds that urgent action is needed to tackle inequalities, especially in the South, which has the highest rates of new HIV infections.
The program launched by President George W. Bush is credited with saving 25 million lives. Some in Congress want this year's reauthorization tied to language that PEPFAR will not "promote abortion."
A diagnosis of HIV is not a death sentence. There are resources available, including prevention strategies such as PrEP, a pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Republicans in Congress back substantial cuts to the budget of the CDC, taking aim at one of former President Donald Trump's major health programs: a push to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
The bill to expand Medicaid to Georgians living with HIV passed committee and now moves to the House.
The 4-decades long effort to create an AIDS vaccine suffered a blow with news that a vaccine in a late stage trial was discontinued because results showed it to be ineffective. What are the obstacles?
“We're not going to end the HIV epidemic until we make testing for HIV convenient and routine,” said Patrick Sullivan, lead infectious disease specialist for the Emory initiative.
Gilead Sciences Inc. is awarding $4.5 million in grants over the next three years to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University in Louisiana. The money will go toward addressing the social as well as the political determinants of health.
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of HIV infections using genetic sequencing. Some are calling for this practice to stop. Sam Whitehead of Kaiser Health News’ Southern Bureau has been reporting on this. He spoke with GPB’s Peter Biello.
Emory’s Hope Clinic and Vaccine Center is one of four sites in the country participating in the study. The ultimate goal is to vaccinate people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Activist Pamela Sneed says this year's walk will honor Black artists' contributions that have been erased from AIDS narratives.
Gov. Brian Kemp has invoked a nonexistent AIDS vaccine mandate in his recent arguments against mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations.