People who have been diagnosed with HIV in Cuba use a condom even less than before, although they have information on the effectiveness of it
On September 16, we celebrate Global Female Condom Day, also known as the Feminine Condom, a tool that not only protects against sexually transmitted infections
The UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board (PCB) adopted a new Global Strategy on AIDS 2021-2026 to be able to get all countries and communities on track

This 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Global Fund for the response to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, an organization for mobilizing economic resources to end HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria on the planet. Each year, the Global Fund mobilizes some $4 billion to

When a person receives a positive HIV test result, they should start to go down a path that leads to good health and quality of life. The first step, and one of the most important at this stage, is to start antiretroviral treatment. An effective link

Since the beginning of the HIV pandemic and before the health authorities reacted to the emergency, the support between people who are going through the same thing has been very important for those who receive a diagnosis. The so-called self-support groups are present in almost

This 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Global Fund for the response to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, an organization for mobilizing economic resources to end HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria on the planet. Each year, the Global Fund mobilizes some $4 billion to

When a person receives a positive HIV test result, they should start to go down a path that leads to good health and quality of life. The first step, and one of the most important at this stage, is to start antiretroviral treatment. An effective link

Since the beginning of the HIV pandemic and before the health authorities reacted to the emergency, the support between people who are going through the same thing has been very important for those who receive a diagnosis. The so-called self-support groups are present in almost

Research on new ways to treat HIV has included strategically stopping antiretroviral treatment to find a way so as to not have to take it for life. This has been studied in order to find a "functional cure" for the infection. A functional cure, according to

On September 16, we celebrate Global Female Condom Day, also known as the Feminine Condom, a tool that not only protects against sexually transmitted infections but also against unplanned pregnancies. However, unlike its male counterpart, the female condom has not been as widely available, and its

Men living with HIV are more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) problems, according to a study that since 1986 has followed US military personnel who have been living with the virus. This condition seems to be related to two types of factors: some are associated

In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health proclaimed September 4 as World Sexual Health Day as an invitation to promote this aspect of health, as well as the well-being and rights of all people. But what is sexual health? For the World Health Organization, this

The treatment that prevents HIV, known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is showing good results in populations of men who have sex with men (MSM) and in transgender women in Mexico and Brazil, but not in these populations in Peru. The Latin American PrEP Trial Project (ImPrEP)

According to information released by UNAIDS, by 2020 4% of men who had sex with other men were HIV-positive, from this population only 31.5% were in treatment. On the other hand, out of 27.7% of the transgender population living with HIV, only 14.4% were linked

Researchers from Brazil found that in areas of the country where the government has an income transfer program, AIDS cases fell by 10% in 8 years. It must be remembered that AIDS is the syndrome caused by HIV and that it is considered the most serious

Adherence to treatment is a major challenge for any medical treatment, but in the case of HIV it takes on new dimensions. "Taking antiretroviral drugs makes the difference between life and death," summarizes Dr. Sandra Ávila, consultant for AHF Colombia. In general, adherence implies that the

The world has literally entered a race against COVID19 in which the most important factor is time. The speed with which we vaccinate the world will depend on the success or failure of this, which is the most important battle of humanity in modern times. At

Today's young population is constantly changing. The speed at which information moves seems to be the same at which their interests, language, or their forms of relationship change. In light of this, the messages and tools to help them protect themselves from HIV must be

In Guatemala, there’s a majority population which faces minority conditions: indigenous peoples. Social inequality puts them at a disadvantage compared to the non-indigenous population in many areas, and health is no exception. More specifically, talking about HIV with indigenous peoples requires taking into account that 24

The Independent Pandemic Preparedness and Response Panel called for COVID-19 to be “the last pandemic” the world faces. The panel is made up of 13 people from different countries, who are experts in infectious diseases, health policies, economics, youth issues, and the well-being of women

The COVID-19 pandemic came to put a break on the commitment to reach “2030 without AIDS”. Commitments made in Mexico City, in the First Latin American Forum on HIV and AIDS (2014) are in question due to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had

It was June 5, 1981, when the Centers for Disease Control in the United States published a brief report on five cases of rare pneumonia in young men in the city of Los Angeles, California. The picture was unusual because infections such as pneumocystis, cytomegalovirus,

An implant that is placed under the skin and contains an HIV drug could be used as a treatment to prevent HIV infection. This strategy is known medically as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (or PrEP), and it currently exists, but the treatment can only be found in

The organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in El Salvador reported that 74% of the mental health consultations in the last two years have been motivated by violence against women. The international organization, which in that country works in the cities of Soyapango and San Salvador, reported

Patrick O'Connell, the creator of the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign represented by the red ribbon, died in March this year of AIDS-related causes, at the age of 67. Based in New York City, in 1989 he founded Visual AIDS, an activist group to support visual artists affected

The network of civil organizations that work on HIV in Paraguay received 51 complaints regarding employment discrimination towards people with an HIV-positive status. From a total of 266 complaints received from 2019 to 2020, 44 people with HIV and 7 people without the virus reported that

A Canadian research team found that people living with HIV who have a history of violence, whether by their partners, their families, or their friends, particularly during childhood, are more likely to abandon their care and develop AIDS. Previous studies had already shown that people who

Due to the health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, nine out of ten countries have had to interrupt some essential health services in the last year, according to an assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO). The need to focus human and economic resources to

As the deadline is about to expire for completion of the so called 90-90-90 goals, and since these were not met, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) called on the nations to set new goals to achieve in 2025.  The 90-90-90 goals which consisted

The UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board (PCB) adopted a new Global Strategy on AIDS 2021-2026 to be able to get all countries and communities on track to eradicating AIDS as a threat to public health by 2030. The PCB special session was celebrated on March 24th and

People who have been diagnosed with HIV in Cuba use a condom even less than before, although they have information on the effectiveness of it in stopping the transmission of the virus. This was discovered by a survey carried out by the National Office of

During the last 10 years, HIV cases in Latin America increased 21%, and this situation has been made more severe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, deaths from AIDS related illnesses went down 8% in the same period of time, however that rate went down

According to information from the Argentinian Health Department, the rate of syphilis in young and adult people tripled between 2013 and 2017, by going from 11.7 to 35.2 cases for every 100 thousand inhabitants, just to reach 50 cases for every 100 thousand inhabitants in

One of the objectives of the foundation from one of the wealthiest man in the world, has been to find new treatments against HIV. This is why, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will work with MSD Pharmaceutical to finance the study of a medication