AIDS/HIV http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22911/all en AIDS vaccine 'a step closer' after HIV antibodies discovery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121022/hiv-vaccine-step-closer-after-antibodies-discovery-south-african-scienti Significantly, scientists were able to establish a link between a change in the outer coating of the virus, and the formulation of the "broadly neutralizing antibodies" that fight it.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121022/hiv-vaccine-step-closer-after-antibodies-discovery-south-african-scienti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Science South Africa Health Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5723389 at http://www.globalpost.com AIDS fight: 7 organizations making a difference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121127/aids-fight-7-organizations-making-difference The fight against AIDS continues to be a global one. Here, seven organizations that are on the front lines. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121127/aids-fight-7-organizations-making-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Aid Politics Education Science Health Sun, 02 Dec 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5727376 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia: Hopes rise in fight against HIV/AIDS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121129/HIV-AIDS-epidemic-china-cambodia-myanmar-thailand-vietnam-indonesia <p>HONG KONG &mdash; AIDS came late to Asia, but it came with a vengeance. Emerging in the Golden Triangle in the late 1980s, the disease spread quickly, eventually killing more people in one year than anywhere outside of Africa.&nbsp;With 60 percent of humanity living on the continent, the potential for an HIV/AIDS epidemic across Asia has been a terrifying, and catastrophic, prospect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121129/HIV-AIDS-epidemic-china-cambodia-myanmar-thailand-vietnam-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Bangladesh Asia-Pacific Cambodia Myanmar China Culture & Lifestyle Education India Indonesia Japan Science Health Philippines South Korea Thailand Vietnam Sat, 01 Dec 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5727602 at http://www.globalpost.com State of AIDS: A global look http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-aids-today A blueprint for an AIDS-free generation has just been unveiled. But how close are we really? From Hong Kong to Nairobi, from Brussels to Brazil — GlobalPost sheds light on the state of AIDS and HIV worldwide in this in-depth series. AIDS/HIV Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5727694 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia's fastest growing HIV demographic? Housewives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/southeast-asia/indonesias-fastest-growing-hiv-demographic-housewives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In parts of the archipelago, housewives top prostitutes in new HIV cases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's a statistic that begs an explanation from married Indonesian men: housewives in parts of the island nation now outnumber prostitutes when it comes to new cases of HIV.</p> <p>Those are the latest findings from the Surabaya Aids Prevention Commission, which monitors the spread of HIV in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/indonesia">Indonesia</a>. According to the Bernama news outlet, the commission states that a <a href="http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=713197">full 60 percent of new HIV cases</a> in populous Bogor, West Java, are housewives. The same report notes that the disease's spread among sex workers is leveling out.</p> <p>The commission encourages all pregnant women to take HIV tests but, as the Jakarta Globe reports,<a href="http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/health/housewives-in-indonesia-now-most-at-risk-of-hiv-experts/559189">less than one in ten consent</a> and "those who tested positive became hysterical and immediately pointed their fingers at their husbands." Husbands who criss-cross provinces for work -- and spend long stints away from home -- are seen by the commission as some of the top culprits.</p> <p>But as long as Indonesians read headlines about <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/jakarta-student-hiv-dad-expelled-school">children getting expelled for having HIV-positive dads</a>, and HIV-positive couples <a href="http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/health/two-hiv-positive-couples-forced-to-leave-village/552874">run out of villages</a>, it will be hard to convince many women that their communities will still embrace them even if they're infected with HIV by philandering husbands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/southeast-asia/indonesias-fastest-growing-hiv-demographic-housewives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle Education Indonesia Health On Southeast Asia GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:32:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5727820 at http://www.globalpost.com AIDS in Latin America: Epidemic stable, but still deadly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121204/hiv-aids-latin-america-caribbean-global-health <p>HAVANA &mdash; Major gains have been made in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the infection rate has held stable over the past decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121204/hiv-aids-latin-america-caribbean-global-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Americas Cuba Health Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5727989 at http://www.globalpost.com The global state of AIDS/HIV (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121205/the-global-state-aidshiv-infographic <p>A visual description of the current state of AIDS and HIV worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121205/the-global-state-aidshiv-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Want to Know Health Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:18:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5728131 at http://www.globalpost.com Eastern Europe struggles to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS http://www.globalpost.com/hiv-aids-europe-london-global-health <p>UN figures show that while the rate of new HIV infections has fallen in much of the world in recent years, Eastern Europe is bucking the global trend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/hiv-aids-europe-london-global-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Europe Health United Kingdom Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5728259 at http://www.globalpost.com Two decades of HIV/AIDS Public Service Announcements http://www.globalpost.com/hiv-aids-timeline-public-service-announcements-global-health <p>Over the last few decades, the state of HIV/AIDS has experienced significant change, and so have the prevention messages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/hiv-aids-timeline-public-service-announcements-global-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Entertainment Science Health Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:04:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5728269 at http://www.globalpost.com In Middle East, HIV infection rates are rising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121207/middle-east-hiv-aids-infection-rates-rising <p>CAIRO &mdash; The Middle East and North Africa region has long had one of the world&rsquo;s lowest HIV prevalence rates. But that could be changing. According to the UNAIDS 2012 Global Report, the region is one of just two areas where HIV infection rates continue to grow &mdash; and where antiretroviral treatment is the least accessible due to traditional societal stigma and intransigent authorities.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121207/middle-east-hiv-aids-infection-rates-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa AIDS/HIV Egypt Middle East Health Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5728373 at http://www.globalpost.com Living with HIV: the new normal (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121210/living-with-HIV In today's world, testing positive for HIV no longer equates to a death sentence. But after the diagnoses, how does one go on living? AIDS/HIV Health Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:39:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5728534 at http://www.globalpost.com On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a crisis continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/black-hiv-aids-awareness-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at some of the programs trying to stem the AIDS epidemic among African-Americans. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Claire McCartney </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On this 13th annual <a href="http://www.blackaidsday.org/">National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day</a>, GlobalPost looked at some of the leading initiatives for combating HIV/AIDS in the black community. The staggering number of black Americans living with HIV has spurred many efforts to combat transmission of the disease, and recently, the focus has shifted from understanding the risk factors to addressing them head-on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/black-hiv-aids-awareness-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Health Global Pulse Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:14:02 +0000 Claire McCartney 5747637 at http://www.globalpost.com PEPFAR report recommends countries control own HIV/AIDS programs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/pepfar-report-iom-hiv-aids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An independent evaluation of PEPFAR praised the program's achievements but said its work is unfinished. Among its recommendations is a shift to an advisory role. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Judem </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An <a href="http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2013/Evaluation-of-PEPFAR.aspx">independent evaluation</a> of the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), released last week by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), lauded the program’s achievements as proof that HIV services can be delivered successfully on a large scale. The report also recommended several changes to the program, to ensure that the HIV/AIDS response is sustainable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/pepfar-report-iom-hiv-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Health Global Pulse Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:07:00 +0000 Emily Judem 5771192 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter's reactions to toddler's #HIV cure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/twitters-reactions-toddlers-hiv-cure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here's how Twitter reacted to Sunday's news that a toddler in Mississippi, who was born with HIV, has been effectively cured. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Judem </div> </div> </div> <script src="//storify.com/ejudem/twitter-s-reactions-to-hiv-cure.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ejudem/twitter-s-reactions-to-hiv-cure" target="_blank">View the story "Twitter's reactions to toddler's #HIV cure" on Storify</a>]</noscript> AIDS/HIV Global Pulse Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:17:00 +0000 Emily Judem 5772817 at http://www.globalpost.com Five interesting ways people are fighting HIV around the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/5-interesting-ways-people-are-fighting-hiv-around-the-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns are using new techniques to reach wider audiences. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Claire McCartney </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>In an attempt to reach a wider audience, many HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns are using creative techniques to send a positive message about HIV prevention and treatment. Here are five interesting ways people are fighting the disease around the world:</em></p> <p>1) In the village of Corozal in Honduras, members of the local Garifuna tribe use musical performance and theater to promote HIV awareness. <a href="http://www.wbur.org/npr/172602211/in-honduras-fighting-hiv-aids-through-music-and-theater">According to NPR</a>, the Garifuna have an HIV rate that is five times higher than the national rate. In order to combat the rampant spread of the disease, members of the community have formed a theater troupe that puts HIV on mock trial in community shows. Health ministry officials in the capital of Tegulcigalpa are conducting research with the CDC to determine the program&#39;s effectiveness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/5-interesting-ways-people-are-fighting-hiv-around-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS/HIV Health Global Pulse Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:13:40 +0000 Claire McCartney 5799756 at http://www.globalpost.com