AIDS: A Turning Point
Jul 27, 2012 — Many people living with HIV in the U.S. struggle to remain eligible for public assistance programs that pay for medication. For some that means avoiding full-time jobs or refusing pay raises so they can get coverage for the expensive drugs.
Jul 27, 2012 — The International AIDS Conference isn't only about medical research. People from around the world met at its Global Village to share their experiences with the AIDS epidemic through music, art and dance. This year's highlights included a condom campaign and lube tasting booth.
Jul 27, 2012 — Researchers say that expanding anti-retroviral treatment to all HIV-positive people in couples with one partner who isn't infected is cost-effective even in developing countries with limited budgets.
Jul 27, 2012 — Despite having one of the lowest HIV rates in Europe, Greece's recent jump in the number of infections, particularly among injecting drug users, is alarming. Health workers blame cuts in health and social services, including the end of what had been a successful needle exchange program.
Jul 26, 2012 — The two patients in Boston seem to be free of HIV after treatment for cancer, Harvard researchers say. But they're still on antiviral drugs, unlike the so-called Berlin patient, who's the only person in the world to be fully cured.
Jul 26, 2012 — Some parts of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average. And clinics in the region are seeing another major problem: thousands of cases yearly of multi-drug-resistant TB.
Jul 26, 2012 — When Russian officials downplayed shortages of HIV drugs, activists turned to the Web to raise awareness about the problem. Since 2004, the AIDS epidemic has worsened in Russia, despite a law that requires drug treatment people with HIV.
Jul 26, 2012 — Photographer David Binder has been telling the stories of people with AIDS for 25 years. Binder's photographs of Gail Farrow, who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion, and her family shattered prevailing perceptions of the epidemic. His documentary on her struggle was screened this week in Washington.
Jul 26, 2012 — Right now about 8 million people around the world are getting treated for HIV at a cost of about $17 billion a year. Universal treatment would cost another $22 billion. One proposal on funding: a tax on beer and cigarettes.
Jul 25, 2012 — Documentary photographer David Binder discusses 25 years of work on the topic of AIDS.