The message of sex workers at the International AIDS Conference was loud and clear — sex workers demand to be recognized as a legitimate profession and see themselves as part of the solution.
By virtue of their experience in providing a range of services — including, sometimes, HIV services — reproductive health service providers could make a significant contribution in closing the gap in HIV prevention.
Botswana’s response to HIV widely heralded as a success — but not all prevention and treatment programs fully protect the women’s human rights.
PEPFAR’s “conscience clause” which allows organizations who have a moral or religious objection to opt-out of providing services to which they may object.
Can we “treat our way out of the HIV epidemic,” as some at the highest levels of government and science argue?
To pit proven prevention against treatment or against research is a false and dangerous dichotomy.
What are the “sacred cows” standing in the way of progress in the fight against AIDS?
Young people account for 40 percent of new HIV infections around the world, yet most of the policy surrounding prevention of the disease ignores youth.
Not only does evidence tell us that women who experience gender based violence are more likely to be at risk for transmission of HIV, we also know that many of the risk factors for gender based violence are the same as those for HIV.
Mounting evidence in support of harm reduction strategies has not translated to the government support needed in many countries to endorse the widespread adoption of proven HIV and STD prevention tools.