April 20, 2012 Couples should get tested for HIV together, and if one person is infected, that partner should start treatment right away, the World Health Organization says. This new strategy is aimed at reducing transmission between "discordant" couples, which accounts for most new HIV infections.
February 17, 2012 The WHO upheld its guidelines on the safety of hormone injections for contraception yesterday, despite some data that users are at increased risk of HIV transmission. An expert panel says the evidence isn't solid yet, and at-risk couples should use a second method, like condoms, for HIV prevention.
January 31, 2012 The affected condoms — a government brand called Choice — were distributed early this month as part of the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress.
January 18, 2012 Under the rule, filmmakers would only get a permit to make a porn film if they require condoms on the set. The measure aims to reduce the transmission of disease. But some in the industry say the rule goes too far.
January 6, 2012 The vaccine protected 80 percent of monkeys from infection with SIV, the simian version of HIV. By comparison, an experimental HIV vaccine was 31 percent effective in protecting people against infection in a large-scale study unveiled in 2009.
December 2, 2011 The cost to treat HIV-positive people in the developing world has dropped dramatically. And a key U.S. official says that the lower costs make it possible to treat many more people without increasing spending.
November 30, 2011 Only 28 percent of the 1.2 million HIV-infected people in the U.S. are getting effective antiviral treatment, according to the CDC. Unless those treatment rates improve substantially, that could lead to another 1.2 million new HIV cases over the next 20 years, CDC says.
November 16, 2011 A surge in demand for Tokay Geckos is leading to the "rapacious collection" of the animals in Southeast Asia," says a wildlife-protection group. Unsubstantiated claims of miracle cures from traditional medicines are helping fuel the demand.
October 4, 2011 Previous research had suggested hormonal contraceptives could raise the HIV infection risk for women. This study is the first to show that the risk is heightened for their male partners.
August 19, 2011 HIV isn't openly discussed in Middle Eastern societies. New data give a much clearer picture of its prevalence and how governments do and don't respond. We speak with one researcher who explains the challenges of studying a topic taboo in the region.
July 19, 2011 Women on treatment outlive men, probably because men start treatment later, a study finds. But the success of HIV treatment in extending people's lives is far greater than many expected when antiviral drugs were first rolled out in Africa less than a decade ago.