The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) signed a collaboration agreement with the objective of eliminating a series of sexually
After more than a decade of existence of the treatment that prevents HIV, better known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the Spanish Society of Immunology published
Diagnosing a person with HIV very late is much more expensive in the medium term than detecting the virus in a timely manner. According to

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) signed a collaboration agreement with the objective of eliminating a series of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, mpox and syphilis, in addition to other diseases such as tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. On May

After more than a decade of existence of the treatment that prevents HIV, better known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the Spanish Society of Immunology published new recommendations for the clinical use of this therapy in that nation. This strategy, which consists of an antiretroviral treatment that

Diagnosing a person with HIV very late is much more expensive in the medium term than detecting the virus in a timely manner. According to a study conducted in the Netherlands, it would cost 246% more to treat someone with an advanced infection. The research analyzed

Kundai Chinyenze, originally from Zimbabwe, lost her mother and father to AIDS when she was a teenager. Today, at 44 years of age, he is part of the largest global effort to find a vaccine capable of stopping HIV. But it wasn't always her dream to

The Medicines Patent Pool and the ViiV pharmaceutical alliance reached an agreement to grant three production licenses for the generic version of a medicine used to prevent HIV. It is the long-acting drug cabotegravir, an antiretroviral that, in combination with others, is used to treat HIV

It is necessary to test cervical cancer every three years in women with HIV and to vaccinate against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in the majority of girls with HIV if this type of cancer is to be eradicated in this population by the year

Four people in the world have been officially cured of HIV. Of these, two cases have been announced this year alone, and all are explained by having received a bone marrow transplant from donors with a genetic mutation that is a kind of "natural shield"

Researchers in the United States successfully tested a rectal insert, that is, a suppository-like pharmaceutical formulation, with drugs that prevent HIV infection through anal intercourse. If its effectiveness is confirmed on a large scale, this would be a new option to administer HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP),

People who are homeless, who use drugs or who experience mental health problems are especially vulnerable to HIV. In general, they are populations that suffer from a great social stigma, which is repeated in the institutions and health services, which prevents them from receiving adequate

Mpox can develop a much more serious condition in people with HIV who have a low count of CD4 cells (which are part of the immune system), even leading to a fatal outcome. This was explained by scientists participating in the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in the Latin American and Caribbean region. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the region is home to 2 of the 20 countries (Brazil and Peru) with the most cases and deaths from

Despite the fact that, according to data from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), more than half of the people living with HIV worldwide are women and girls, this population is not sufficiently represented in the studies for the development of

The first study in the world to analyze whether or not people in prison would accept the treatment that prevents HIV (PrEP) obtained a strong response. The research was carried out in 16 prisons in Zambia, where 93% of those who would be eligible to

Approaching healthcare services is a fundamental right for every individual, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, women in Latin America face many difficulties when it comes to access healthcare services.

Pollos, cerdos, murciélagos… Son muchos los virus que parecen haber pasado de vivir en animales a anidar en los seres humanos, y uno de ellos es la pandemia más prolongada de las últimas décadas, el VIH. Fue el último día de enero de 1999 cuando la

Monkeypox, now known as mpox, has continued to make waves since it began an unusual outbreak in May 2022. A recent study found that people living with HIV, especially if they have weakened immune systems, may develop symptoms more severity of the disease. The World Health

The climate change emergency is an issue that arises when talking about energy or pollution, but not always when talking about health. However, several studies have shown that the manifestations of this global change, such as fires, floods, storms and droughts, have a real impact

In 1985, AIDS spread throughout the world, although many countries refused to accept it. Since the syndrome had been linked to highly stigmatized populations, such as gay men and injection drug users, some nations believed that it would never reach their territories, where such "problems"

The destruction of the health infrastructure and the massive interruption of health services make up the panorama of Ukraine, a country that has been at war with Russia since February 24. In the midst of this situation, sexual and reproductive health services have been severely

After four decades of failed attempts to create a vaccine to prevent HIV infection, researchers at several centers are testing a new strategy that has shown good results, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) reported. English). In an article published in the medical journal Science, one

2022 marks the first five years of the Girls Act, a program which aims to provide tools for girls’ agency to use in difficult contexts and thus avoid acquiring HIV, unwanted pregnancies, violence or leaving school. Ultimately, these girls take ownership of their future and

According to the most recent report of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), this pandemic has not been eradicated due to social inequalities. The agency warned that if the trend continues, the world will not be able to meet the global targets it

In early November, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) warned that it was experiencing a budget shortfall that, if not resolved, would jeopardize the activities that the program carries out in 70 countries. In this way, it would not be able to meet

Contrary to the strategies that many Latin American countries are adopting in the face of the Monkeypox outbreak, also known as Monkeypox, Mexico has not taken decisive action against this new epidemic, which in the first half of November reached 3,141 confirmed cases. , 5

Haitian children living with HIV are reported to be at higher risk of developing frequent ear infections and even hearing impairment, compared to children who do not have the virus. This was discovered by a study published in a medical journal specialized in pediatric otorhinolaryngology, which

According to AHF estimates, 1 in 10 rapid HIV tests in women are motivated by sexual assault. To measure the impact of gender violence on the well-being of women in Latin America and the Caribbean, as shown, one button is enough: One in 10 cisgender or

This December 1, World AIDS Day, is a date to remind world leaders, global public health institutions and civil society that the AIDS pandemic is not over yet.

More than 10 million people contracted tuberculosis during 2021 and 1.6 million died from this cause, according to the most recent report on the world situation of this disease, published by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the agency, it is the first time in

Last September, Peru was the country with the highest rate in the world in terms of Monkeypox infections, also known as Monkeypox. This was due to the fact that more than 2,300 confirmed cases were registered, according to the count of the organization Our World

New HIV cases are on the rise "in an alarming number of countries, regions and cities around the world," said the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In 2021, a total of 1.5 million new HIV infections were registered, that is, one million more than

Providing people who inject drugs with substitution therapy would make it easier to integrate those who are also living with HIV into treatment. Injecting drug users are a key population in the response to this epidemic, as the virus is often transmitted between them by

The fact that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied its approval to the vaginal ring that prevents HIV limits prevention options for women, stated an article published by researchers at Pace University in New York. It should be remembered that at the end

This October 11th is #GirlsDay and at AHF we come together to remember that society, governments and families must guarantee the Rights of girls: Education, Health, Right to live a childhood and youth without forced unions or teenage pregnancies.

Cow mucus is the basis for an intimate lubricant that contains active ingredients against HIV and herpes simplex, two of the viruses that can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. This was reported by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where research was carried

The outbreak of Monkeypox, better known as monkey pox or Monkeypox, continues to grow around the world. According to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as of September 19, 37,444 confirmed cases had been registered in the Americas region, with the United States,

Federal Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that companies should not be required to cover, through medical insurance, the acquisition of medicines that prevent HIV, as this violates the religious freedom of employers. On September 7th, the O'Connor court, based in Texas, ruled in favor of a company

Knowing the probability of transmission of the Monkeypox virus helps us to take care of our practices to stay healthy without stigmatizing people because of their identity. Find out what the riskiest practices are.

Problems such as poverty, limited access to antiretroviral treatment, stigma and wide inequalities are just some of the barriers that prevent the large-scale success of the “undetectable= non­transferable” strategy. “Undetectable= non­transferable” (U=NT) is an idea of ​​treating everyone with HIV to lower their viral load (the

The abnormal distribution of body fat is one of the side effects that are visible when someone is on antiretroviral treatment. Although the newer drugs have been shown to cause less of this effect, it is also true that so far it is not possible

Every day 1 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are registered in the world, and more than 4,000 of HIV. On World Sexual Health Day, we join the global call to promote the conversation about sex, pleasure and self-care as a strategy to

A study that analyzed the use of an antibiotic taken after unprotected sexual contact was suspended a year earlier than expected, as the drug demonstrated clear effectiveness in ending 66% of sexually transmitted infections. The results of this research were presented during the 24th International AIDS

The response to Monkeypox is complicated in the health systems of the countries in Latin American and Caribbean as it is not classified as a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).

Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the United States, showed that a new vaccine, administered through the nasal mucosa, could protect against infections such as HIV or SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 ), since it is capable of generating antibodies that

Después de 40 años, la comunidad científica aún no ha podido desarrollar una vacuna contra el VIH, virus que causa el sida, pero el panorama podría comenzar a cambiar debido a los más recientes descubrimientos. Un grupo de científicos españoles experimentaron en monos y demostraron que

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) presented its most recent report on the situation of this pandemic, and warned that millions of lives are at risk because the response to HIV has been faltering in recent years.

Uno de los retos de la atención del VIH es lidiar con virus que se han vuelto resistentes a los medicamentos. Esto sucede, principalmente, cuando una persona que ya ha estado recibiendo tratamiento lo suspende (o el tratamiento falla) y ese virus se transmite a

In recent years, diseases that have spread from animals to humans have put the world on alert. The most recent concern of this type is the so-called Monkeypox, which is currently spreading through various regions of the planet. Is it a new disease? No.

En la respuesta al VIH, cada acción cuenta, y realizar una detección temprana en las salas de urgencias podría ayudar a evitar una de cada tres nuevas infecciones por este virus. Lograr diagnosticar a una persona que no acude al hospital precisamente porque esté preocupada por

There is a genetic mutation that is capable of protecting against HIV infection, but that at the same time causes a rare muscle disease in those who have it, reported a research team from the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), in Madrid, Spain. As stated in

AIDS complications cause the death of more than 13,000 people every week around the world, so it is necessary to increase efforts to end this pandemic by 2030, a goal set by the member countries of the United Nations Organization (UN) in a political declaration

A research team has discovered an unexpected new use for one of the drugs designed to control HIV, known as antiretroviral. It is the drug called maraviroc, which seems to have the ability to restore a type of memory that allows us to link an event,

Although HIV infection is controlled, a person living with the virus is more exposed to health risks than if they did not have it. For example, diseases related to age or unhealthy habits, such as hypertension or diabetes, occur more frequently in people with HIV

According to official reports, there is a case so far unique in the world in which a state will manage to eliminate HIV by 2025, that is, five years before the global goal, set for 2030. This is New South Wales, a state located southeast of