International Public Policy and News

Featured Articles

Evaluation of PEPFAR
(Institute of Medicine)

Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States has provided an unprecedented level of health and development assistance and health diplomacy around the world. PEPFAR has saved and improved the lives of millions of people; supported HIV prevention, care, and treatment; strengthened systems; and engaged with partner countries to facilitate HIV policy and planning for sustainable responses to their epidemic. The IOM evaluation drew upon a variety of data sources, including quantitative data, extensive document review, and primary qualitative data collection through more than 400 interviews, including some site visits, with diverse stakeholders in 13 PEPFAR partner countries, at PEPFAR's headquarters, and at other institutions and agencies involved in the global HIV response. Read the Report

Miles to go—closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices

UNAIDS | August 13, 2018

PEPFAR Releases Strategy For Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control, Announces Progress ...

Kaiser Family Foundation | September 19, 2017
The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Fact Sheet
Kaiser | Nov 29, 2016
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Kaiser | August 17, 2016

7 things you may believe about HIV/AIDS that turn out to be wrong

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International | April 20, 2016

The HIV/AIDS pandemic, explained in 9 maps and charts

Vox | Dec 1, 2015

Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at "substantial" risk

World Health Organization | Sept 30, 2015
Remembering Suniti Solomon, a pioneer in India's AIDS research

Cuba ends mother-to-child HIV transmissions

USA TODAY – July 1, 2015

New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

West Virginia Public Broadcasting July 11, 2014
Working Toward an AIDS-Free Generation
The Global Fund Reorganization: What are the Implications?
June 2012

News Updates

HIV-positive individuals in Singapore still face discrimination despite protective employment laws

Malay Mail | February 3, 2019

Standard's AIDSfree appeal raises a phenomenal £3.26m but also 'challenges 30 years of stigma ...

Evening Standard | February 1, 2019

US Man Leaks Data Of 14200 HIV-Positive People In Singapore

NDTV | January 29, 2019

How did Kenya build Africa's largest PrEP programme?

aidsmap | January 25, 2019

First Lady launches campaign to halt HIV mother-to-child transmission

BusinessGhana | January 25, 2019

HIV shelter outside Panama City readies for papal visit

Washington Post | January 25, 2019

Progress in the HIV epidemic: Identifying goals and measuring success

PLoS Blogs (blog) | January 18, 2019

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic could be getting Worse among Women

Guardian (blog) | January 18, 2019

AIDSfree appeal: The crumbling hospital that treats 120000 people for HIV

Evening Standard | January 18, 2019

BC to launch support plan for drug users modelled after HIV/AIDS strategy

The Globe and Mail | January 17, 2019

Gov't Seeks to Reassure HIV Patients Over Drug Supplies

Jakarta Globe | January 13, 2019

Law allows AIDS test for youth without parental consent

Philippine Star | January 13, 2019

WHO Philippines lauds passage of new law on HIV, AIDS

Philippine Star | January 11, 2019

South Africa reports successful third-line HIV treatment programme

aidsmap | January 4, 2019

New review looks at comprehensive AIDS prevention programs in prisons

News-Medical.net | January 4, 2019

New HIV laws will let minors get tested without parental consent in the Philippines

Gay Star News | December 31, 2018

Punjab's HIV

The News on Sunday | December 30, 2018

INVESTIGATION: Millions Meant For Combating HIV/AIDS In Nigeria End Up In Private Pockets?

SaharaReporters.com | December 29, 2018

Factors Contributing To The Spread Of HIV /AIDS In Africa

Africa.com (press release) (blog) | December 2018

UNAIDS 90-90-90 target is reachable for most sub-Saharan Africa countries

aidsmap | December 19, 2018

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and ...

aidsmap | December 14, 2018

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

WTVA December 14, 2018

China's history with AIDS explains a puzzling aspect of the 'CRISPR babies' story

STAT | December 14, 2018

Youth urged to be screened, tested for HIV/AIDS

Philippine Canadian Inquirer | December 8, 2018

UNAIDS Report: 9 Million Are Likely HIV Positive And Don't Know It

NPR | December 7, 2018

AIDS Funding From Private Sources Drops $37M in 2017

POZ | December 5, 2018

How Indonesia's fight against HIV and AIDS is undermined by LGBT 'panic'

Southeast Asia Globe | December 4, 2018

We've come a long way since the 1980s – but the HIV/Aids crisis is still very much alive

The Independent | December 3, 2018

New effort against HIV/AIDS law

Independent | November 20, 2018

Global Fund policies impacting fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Moneycontrol.com | November 18, 2018

VN has work to do in HIV prevention and treatment

Viet Nam News | November 17, 2018

Over 19000 Ghanaians tested positive for HIV in 2017 – Ghana AIDS Commission

YEN.COM.GH | November 17, 2018

In Kenya, a pastor's refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS stigma

Religion News Service | November 13, 2018

More young people getting HIV/AIDS infection – AIDS Commission

Pulse.com.gh | November 2, 2018

Japan helps control HIV/AIDS

Viet Nam News | November 2, 2018

Chinese Lawyers Offer Free Legal Advice to People Living With HIV

Radio Free Asia | November 1, 2018

New HIV Rate Remains "Alarmingly High" in MSM and TGW of Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid

Uganda: Man Claiming to Cure HIV/Aids in 15 Days Arrested

AllAfrica.com | Oct 26, 2018

Tax on drinks to raise funds for HIV treatment in Uganda

The Guardian | Oct 26, 2018

15 Years of Success and Impact Through PEPFAR

Museveni castigates circumcision as away to prevent HIV/AIDS

pmldaily.com | October 20, 2018

An Admirable Pledge to Reduce HIV in the Philippines

Borgen Project | October 19, 2018

George W. Bush's Initiative To Fight The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Has Saved Millions of Lives in Africa

The African Exponent | October 19, 2018

China Faces Public Health Crisis As HIV/AIDS Cases Surge By 14% With Universities Hardest Hit

China Money Network | October 8, 2018

Lawmakers raise concern over spread of HIV-AIDS during House budget deliberations

Manila Bulletin | Sept 22, 2018

1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA

Premium Times | Sept 21, 2018

Protecting persons with HIV/ AIDS

The Hindu | Sept 21, 2018

15% HIV/AIDS patients resistant to drugs – Survey

pmldaily.com | Sept 16, 2018

In 2017, India had nearly 21.40 lakh people living with HIV, over two-fifths of them women, says ..

Firstpost | Sept 15, 2018

AIDS deaths, HIV population up, women at highest risk

The Tribune | Sept 15, 2018

Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

Avert | Sept 14, 2018

Stigma remains a substantial barrier in accessing HIV care in rural East Africa

aidsmap | Sept 14, 2018

HIV infections and AIDS related deaths decline in India since 2010: UN report

Deccan Chronicle | Sep 8, 2018

CS Sicily: More youths getting Aids virus

The Standard | September

HIV advocates condemn SA budget decision to cut funding to STI services

ABC News | Sep 8, 2018

Alarming! 1086 Nigerian Teenagers Test Positive For HIV/AIDS

The Whistler NG | Sep 5, 2018

Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world's fastest-growing epidemics

aidsmap | Sep 4, 2018

Experts Warn of a Return of the AIDS Epidemic

Voice of America | Aug 24, 2018

No more Septrin for Aids patients - government

Daily Monitor | Aug 23, 2018

The cascade of HIV care among key populations in Indonesia: a prospective cohort study

The Lancet | Aug 21, 2018

Ending HIV stigma can lead to improved prevention, management

Victoria Advocate | Aug 20, 2018

1 therapy centre for 10k AIDS patients in Haryana

Times of India | August 19, 2018

How Kofi Annan Established the World's Largest Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Yahoo News | Aug 18, 2018

The toughest battle in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where infection rates are on ...

Telegraph.co.uk | August 16, 2018

Vietnam investigates abnormal HIV outbreak in northern province

VnExpress International | August 14, 2018

PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

aidsmap | August 13, 2018

PrEP spreads across Africa – slowly

aidsmap | August 2018

HIV-AIDS organizations fear federal funding shift will lead to higher rates

Saskatoon StarPhoenix | August 8, 2018

Reasons to cheer for people living with HIV/AIDS in Delhi

The Tribune | August 7, 2018

HIV Testing Programs Needed in Southern US to Improve Black MSM Linkage to Care

Contagionlive.com | July 31, 2018

A campaign to end AIDS by 2030 is faltering worldwide

Science Magazine | July 31, 2018

Global Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS 'A Matter Of Political Will'

Kaiser Family Foundation | July 31, 2018

Growing homophobia will fuel the HIV epidemic, experts fear

CNN | July 28, 2018

HIV/AIDS: complacency risks reversing progress on ending epidemic, conference hears

The BMJ | July 25, 2018

Donor funding for HIV stalls, increasing pressure on high-burden countries to mobilise domestic ...

aidsmap | July 25, 2018

Global Partners Pledge over $1.2 billion to Launch the MenStar Coalition

Johnson & Johnson | July 24, 2018

Kenyan youth: We hold key in war against HIV/AIDS

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation | July 24, 2018


Gilead Sciences, Inc. | July 23, 2018

Discrimination Undermining Global HIV/AIDS Efforts, New Report Shows

Kaiser Family Foundation | July 23, 2018

Report Warns Of 'Dangerous Complacency' In The Fight Against HIV

NPR | July 19, 2018

UN warns of complacency in fighting AIDS with more progress needed

Business Day | July 18, 2018

Elton John and Prince Harry Prepare to Launch Global Coalition at International AIDS Conference
Billboard | July 12, 2018
Dong Nai Province makes it easier for people with HIV/AIDS to access treatment
Viet Nam News | July 11, 2018
Crackdown on LGBT people leading to HIV-AIDS crisis in Indonesia: Report
Down To Earth Magazine | July 3, 2018
Man jailed 60 years for defiling, infecting three grandchildren with HIV
Daily Monitor | July 2, 2018
Philippines anti-HIV app spreading worldwide
Philippine Star | July 2, 2018
PEPFAR Reauthorization: Side-by-Side of Existing Legislation
Kaiser Family Foundation | July 2, 2018
These LGBTQ campaigners are fundraising for the UK's first national AIDS memorial
PinkNews | July 2, 2018
UN Officials Hail China's Progress On HIV/AIDS Prevention
UrduPoint News | June 22, 2018
Understanding willingness to use oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China
PLoS One. 2018 Jun 21;13(6):e0199525. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199525. eCollection 2
Denmark to increase financial contribution to UNAIDS by one third
UNAIDS | june 19, 2018
Security sector hard hit by HIV, Aids
NewsDay | June 15, 2018
Political will to expand HIV treatment necessary in order to eradicate AIDS by 2020, India tells UN
Firstpost | June 13, 2018
UN: World Facing 'Defining Moment' in Battle Against HIV/AIDS
Voice of America | June 13, 2018
Why Nigeria has more HIV-positive infants than anywhere else
PBS NewsHour | June 13, 2018
1 million Russians are HIV-positive, but only a third get treatment
PBS NewsHour | June 12, 2018
Hong Kong's HIV problem: prejudice is the real malady in a society where intolerance is still ...
South China Morning Post | May 31, 2018
Chile's new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike
Channel NewsAsia | May 31, 2018
PEPFAR Reaches 14 Million People With HIV Globally
AJMC.com Managed Markets Network | May 31, 2018
HIV and chemsex on rise in Hong Kong among men who have sex with men, new survey finds
South China Morning Post | May 30, 2018
How antiretrovirals have cut the HIV/AIDS burden on SA's economy
Business Day | May 28, 2018
KwaZulu-Natal achieves one million+ male circumcisions as part of the National HIV Prevention ...
Northern Natal Courier | May 28, 2018
56% of HIV-positive children in sub-Saharan Africa not on ART
Healio | May 24, 2018
HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report
UN News | May 24, 2018
One in 40 Russians in their mid-late 30s living with HIV — expert
TASS | May 23, 2018
62% jump in HIV/AIDS deaths in Mumbai in 1 year: Health ministry
Daijiworld.com | May 20, 2018
What's Behind The Alarming Spike In HIV Infections In Panama?
WPPB | May 14, 2018
America gives Nigeria N32bn to conduct HIV/AIDS census
The Punch | May 10, 2018
Former President George W. Bush receives Distinguished Leadership Award
CBS News | May 10, 2018
Government raises concern as HIV infections increase by 21%
GhanaWeb | May 9, 2018
AIDS runs rampant in Venezuela, putting an ancient culture at risk
Seattle Times | May 8, 2018
Mother-to-child HIV transmission at all-time low in the UK but around two-thirds of reported cases ...
aidsmap | May 2, 2018
Caribbean still facing many challenges in eradicating HIV/AIDS
Jamaica Observer | April 25, 2018
World at risk of losing control of HIV and AIDS epidemic, PEPFAR architect says
Devex | April 25, 2018
Papua New Guinea's critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die
ABC Online | April 21, 2018
Bono Accepts Inaugural Leadership Medal At Bush Center For HIV/AIDS Work In Africa
KERA News | April 20, 2018
Russian Government Drafts Bill To Fight AIDS Denial
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | April 16, 2018
Catholic aid agency helps in fight against AIDS in Lesotho
Crux: Covering all things Catholic | April 13, 2018
Chinese universities add HIV test kits to vending machines to tackle virus' rise in taboo sex culture
ABC Online | April 13, 2018
First-line ART failure common among hospitalized HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa
aidsmap | April 12, 2018
DOH data show 5537 OFWs have HIV/AIDS, says lawmaker
GMA News | April 8, 2018
If You Can't Go to Clinic, It Will Come to You
Jakarta Globe | April 8, 2018
Russian baby death under investigation after mother refuses HIV treatment
The Independent | April 3, 2018
HIV-positive baby dies in Russia after mum refuses treatment
The Straits Times | April 3, 2018
Why HIV rates for teens in West and Central Africa have reached alarming rates
TheGrio (blog) | April 2, 2018
Nearly all Australians with HIV can't transmit the virus — but can its stigma be broken?
ABC Online | March 31, 2018
South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment
aidsmap | March 26, 2018
UN calls for actions to end TB, AIDS by 2030
Global Times | March 24, 2018
Beijing colleges see rise in HIV/AIDS cases
ecns | March 21, 2018
Zimbabwe: Teen Sex Fuels Zimbabwe HIV/Aids Crisis
AllAfrica.com | March 15, 2018
Lesotho making strong progress towards 90-90-90 targets
aidsmap | March 14, 2018
55% of Bulgarians Would not Communicate with a HIV Positive Person
Novinite.com | March 12, 2018
Rwanda: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates on the Decline
AllAfrica.com | March 11, 2018
70% of Women Living with AIDS in Morocco are Infected by their Husbands: Study
Morocco World News | March 2018
Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates on the decline
The New Times | March 11, 2018
Trump's global AIDS cuts has 200+ scientists 'gravely concerned'
Washington Blade | March 7, 2018
Rates of HIV/AIDS in South Africa Continue to Decline with Help
Borgen Project | March 5, 2018
Condoms Made in China Are 'Too Small,' African Health Minister Complains
Newsweek | March 1, 2018
Intimate partner violence a major contributor to HIV epidemic among MSM in China, shows study
aidsmap | February 28, 2018
Education department enforces policy to tackle HIV/AIDS in schools
Independent Online | February 26, 2018
15 Years Later, PEPFAR Continues to Save Lives
NIH | February 24, 2018
HIV diagnoses have rocketed 3147% over 10 years in the Philippines
PinkNews | February 22, 2018
East Africa Aims to Eliminate HIV/Aids, Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths By 2030
AllAfrica.com | February 22, 2018
National conference on HIV/AIDS held
Times of India | February 17, 2018
Duterte's Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight
Human Rights Watch | February 16, 2018
Status of HIV epidemic control among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 Years — Seven African countries, 2015–2017
CDC MMWR | January 12, 2018
Kenya: Millions of Kenyans Saved By US Anti-Aids Initiative
AllAfrica.com | February 11, 2018
Holy healers hurting - Several persons with HIV/AIDS abandoning medical treatment after they are ...
Jamaica Gleaner | February 11, 2018
Schools violate Aids policy: 'Disclose HIV status'
Chronicle | February 10, 2018
Resistance to first-line ART and a role for dolutegravir [Lancet HIV]
Philippines: Discrimination Against Workers with HIV
Human Rights Watch | February 9, 2018
HIV drug PrEP wins taxpayer subsidy marking milestone in decades-long battle against AIDS
ABC Online | February 9, 2018
Cost-effectiveness of public-health policy options in the presence of pretreatment NNRTI drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa: a modeling study
Fake doctor suspected of infecting at least 33 people with HIV
CNN | February 7, 2018
New Zealand Is About to Make the Revolutionary HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Almost Free
Fortune | February 7, 2018
It's been 15 years since George W. Bush launched PEPFAR and saved millions of lives
Fox News | January 31, 2018
Philippines 'Must Move Quickly' To Reverse Growing HIV Epidemic
Kaiser Family Foundation | January 31, 2018
Vietnam sees drops in new HIV infections for 10th consecutive year
VietNamNet Bridge | January 30, 2018
Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV have suppressed viral load in ...
aidsmap | January 23, 2018
HIV deaths in Zambia highly underreported
Healio | January 22, 2018
Ukraine Conflict Has Increased Spread Of HIV In 'Silent Epidemic'
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | January 16, 2018
HIV positive sero-status disclosure and its determinants among people living with HIV /AIDS following ART clinic in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia: a facility- based cross-sectional study
Arch Public Health. 2018 Jan 15;76:1. doi: 10.1186/s13690-017-0251-3. eCollection 2018
Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017
Premium Times | January 14, 2018
Stigmatisation of HIV/AIDS infected teachers on the rise
Hivisasa | January 11, 2018
London signs up to the HIV Fast-Track Cities initiative
aidsmap | January 11, 2018
S. Africa to conduct first survey on HIV in transgender women
Xinhua | January 5, 2018
High cholesterol and diabetes common among people on HIV treatment in Malawi
aidsmap | January 4, 2018
An Aids-free TT
Trinidad News | January 3, 2018

Past International News Updates & Featured Articles