Tuberculosis (TB) and multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are currently experiencing a dangerous upsurge across Europe. It is a public health crisis that is receiving too little attention, write Giovanni Battista Migliori and Stefano Alberti.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death in South Africa followed by influenza and pneumonia. But HIV has moved from being ranked sixth in 2012 to third in 2013.
Three different vaccines against HIV – all developed in Russia – are ready for trial, an HIV specialist for the Russian Health Ministry announced at a press conference held on World AIDS Day.
Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.
Scientists searching for a cure for AIDS say they have uncovered the basic chemistry of the HIV virus and that the most likely strategy for fighting the disease will be attacking it with another virus.
Health Ministry officials say Thailand is now shifting its strategy in the fight against malaria, turning from focusing on efforts to control the disease to trying to eliminate it altogether.
It’s high time Nepal reviewed whether it should continue accepting grants from The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as the global agency has tried to limit government control over projects run by multiple recipients, an official said.
In just five years Sweden has dramatically reduced the number of its women in prostitution. In the capital city of Stockholm the number of women in street prostitution has been reduced by two thirds, and the number of johns has been reduced by 80%.
Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned.
The US National Institutes of Health announced the start of a global clinical trial in which newborns infected with the virus that causes AIDS will be given medication within two days of birth.