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BANGKOK - JULY 18:  A nurse prepares the AIDSVAX B/E vaccine for injection July 18, 2002 at the Boon Mee Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.  Some 2,500 uninfected intravenous drug users  at risk of HIV-1 infection are being tested at 17 different clinics in Bangkok on a volunteer basis during the Phase III trial to determine the efficacy of the vaccine. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The Next AIDS Pandemic

Funding cuts to key U.S. programs that support medicine and treatment are coming. And with a booming African population and drug-resistant strains on the rise, the future is grim.

NAIROBI, KENYA - DECEMBER 2006: Images photographed on the site of the Coptic Hospital, 2 December 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Coptic hospital is run through donations and is a benificary of the PEPFAR prject, part of the US presidents program on Aids. HIV rates in Kenya are now at 5 to 1 in terms of women to men, indicating a strong feminisation of the disease. As a result groups of Kenyan HIV+ women are banding together to offer each other education and support. They are utilising their sewing, weaving and other skills to create financial resources and at the same time creating womens groups to discuss Aids issues and awareness.  Getty Images is partnering with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS ongoing projects. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

Trump Is Wrong to Retreat From the Global Fight Against AIDS

U.S. efforts to fight pandemics are in the country's best interest — and provide an astounding return on investment.

Yana, an outreach worker with Svitanok, visiting an HIV positive patient who died later that day. People with HIV are particularly susceptible to diseases such as tuberculosis, which is currently making a comeback in Ukraine's war zones. Donetsk 2011

Ukraine’s Underground AIDS-Treatment Railroad

For HIV-positive eastern Ukrainians, the struggle against Russian-backed separatists isn't just about dignity — it's about their right to stay alive.

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New Year, New Possibly Discriminatory HIV Registry in Russia

In a country in which HIV and homosexuality are stigmatized, the registry might be more sickness than cure.

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This World AIDS Day, Consider Where in the World AIDS Is

On World AIDS Day and every other day, AIDS is a worldwide phenomenon.

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Russia’s Silent HIV Epidemic

Apathy and political expedience have shaped the Kremlin’s frozen-in-time views on the virus. Will officials finally act to prevent a national health crisis?

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Russian ‘AIDS Experts’: Condoms Are to Blame for the Spread of HIV

Kremlin-backed researchers claimed the HIV epidemic was being worsened by condoms.

A nurse at an anti-retroviral clinic in Emmaus hospital in the town of Winterton, Kwazulu-Natal region, South Africa explains to a patient (up) how she should take anti-retroviral drugs on March 11, 2008. Emmaus hospital, nestled among the majestic Drakensberg mountains in the AIDS-stricken province is one of several rural hospitals recording astonishing successes in ARV-treatment, having already hit ambitious targets set for 2011. After the cabinet adopted on May 4, 2007 a five-year AIDS plan which aimed to halve new infections by 2011 and have 80 percent of patients on treatment, South Africa's once sluggish and embarassing AIDS response has taken new shape. AFP PHOTO / Alexander Joe (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Dreams of an AIDS-Free Generation

But if Washington doesn’t put more money behind its ambitious rhetoric, HIV could make a major comeback. An investigation on the front line of the disease.

Sri Lankan prisoners hold placards as they take part in a gathering to mark World AIDS Day at a prison complex in Colombo on December 1, 2013. Some 1,808 HIV positive cases have reportedly been identified in the country between 1987 and the end of November 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S.KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rumors About AIDS Shuts Down Sri Lankan School

After rumors a Sri Lankan boy had AIDS, his classmates stopped showing up to school.

NAIROBI, KENYA - DECEMBER 2006: Images photographed on the site of the Coptic Hospital, 2 December 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Coptic hospital is run through donations and is a benificary of the PEPFAR prject, part of the US presidents program on Aids. HIV rates in Kenya are now at 5 to 1 in terms of women to men, indicating a strong feminisation of the disease. As a result groups of Kenyan HIV+ women are banding together to offer each other education and support. They are utilising their sewing, weaving and other skills to create financial resources and at the same time creating womens groups to discuss Aids issues and awareness.  Getty Images is partnering with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS ongoing projects. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

The House that Bush Built

How Barack Obama embraced the fight against AIDS and malaria that George W. Bush began.

MASERU, LESOTHO - JULY 09:  A young street kid sits on a matteress made from tin cans in Maseru on July 9, 2008 in Maseru, Lesotho. Street children in Mesuru are one of the vulnerable groups being helped by the charity Sentebale. Sentebale was founded by Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family and Prince Harry from the British Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest of Lesotho's people - its orphans and vulnerable children. Lesotho is a country in desperate need of help, many of the adults have been wiped out by HIV/AIDS leaving a generation of over 380,000 orphans struggling to fend for themselves. The plight of the children in Lesotho is a priority for Prince Harry and his recent trip to the region has highlighted to the world the problems.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

A lottery program in Lesotho led to a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidence among participants over a two-year period.

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‘Here They Can Be Themselves’

How the trials and triumphs of an ancient transgender community could make headway for the slow-moving fight against a blame-the-victim culture in India.

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Angels and Demons

Pentecostalism is the world's fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it's fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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