HIV Health and Wellness

AIDS 2018 told the story of a global health crisis

The fight to end HIV/AIDS was given a boost by a star-studded week of presentations, panel sessions and the occasional protest at this year’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. However, tensions within the community remain, and with few new funding pledges announced, there are questions about how to translate strong rhetoric into action.

Netherlands: Unprecedented hepatitis C infection rates seen in gay men in Amsterdam PrEP programme

It’s important to ask what risks men are taking and help them avoid ones that can transmit hepatitis C. But the ultimate answer to this is to test for hepatitis C as frequently as for other STIs and to provide affordable hepatitis C treatment as soon as possible after testing.

AIDS 2018: Donor funding for HIV stalls, increasing pressure on high-burden countries to mobilise domestic resources

Falling levels of donor government funding for HIV programmes threaten progress towards the 2020 global target of 90-90-90, according to research presented on Wednesday at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

At AIDS 2018, UNAIDS calls for bold leadership to tackle the prevention crisis

UNAIDS warns that countries urgently need to take proven, tailored, evidence-informed primary HIV prevention programmes to scale in addition to increasing access to treatment.