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Scientists and protesters at 1991 International AIDS Conference in FlorenceFlorence Revisited: America’s History of HIV Travel Restrictions

Over 18,000 people met in Durban, South Africa this July for the 21st International AIDS Conference. We look back to a time 25 years ago, when protesters at the 1991 meeting threatened a boycott because of severe U.S. restrictions for HIV-positive travelers. Continue reading

From left: Lyorlumun Uhaa, UNICEF; Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS; Max Essex, Harvard AIDS Initiative; Pride Chigwedere, UNAIDS, at a meeting for African Leaders in Addis Ababa. Photo by Aida MulunehBotswana Leads in HIV Treatment

Billions of dollars are spent every year on HIV/AIDS treatment programs. But how well are they working? In the African country of Botswana, where 25% of adults (aged 16-49) are HIV positive, the answer is extremely well. Continue reading

BHP Lab TechnicianThe Blood in the Freezer

One tiny vial of blood contains a remarkable amount of genetic information about both the person from whom it was drawn and infectious agents like HIV circulating at the time of the needle prick. Continue reading