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Ohio: Springfield Rotary Helps Lesotho AIDS Orphans

Since 2008, the Springfield, Ohio, Rotary Club has propelled local pledges of $60,000 into $224,000 for helping AIDS-infected orphans in Lesotho, Africa, pursue a better life. Rotarian members thought the club should live up to its name, "Rotary Inte...

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Reports Examine Issues of HIV Treatment Among Prisoners, Sex Workers, Sexual Minorities in Zambia

"The recent arrest of Zambian HIV treatment and human rights advocate Paul Kasonkomona for only talking about legal barriers to HIV and other health services for Zambians who are prisoners, sex workers or members of sexual minorities, raises the ques...

28% of South African School Girls Are HIV-Positive: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

28% of South African School Girls Are HIV-Positive: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

According to the BBC, 28% of South African school girls are HIV positive. This is such a travesty. The South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is stating that young men are not infecting them but older men are. The South African Health Depar...

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From the Front Lines: Adherence Support in Canada

Sticking to your HIV medication schedule -- a.k.a. adherence -- is crucial to fight the virus and prevent drug resistance. But "take as directed" isn't always as straightforward as it sounds. Side effects, drug interactions, depression, an irregular ...

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A Night of Glitter and Light: Farewell to Fashion Cares

"Jeanne Beker! Jeanne Beker! I love you and want a picture with you!," I shouted as I made my way through the crowd like a paparazzo. This photo captures one moment of this year's Fashion Cares that made it an evening to remember.

I went to my first...

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South Africa: Alexandra Men's Clinic Wins Innovation Accolade

Alexandra Men's Clinic -- a men's sexual health facility in Johannesburg, South Africa -- was runner-up for the Centre for Public Service Innovations Award for Innovative Service Delivery Institutions. The city's Region E Health Department and the Ce...

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South Africa: Soccer Against HIV/AIDS

Ten years ago, former Highlanders player Tommy Clark and former Zimbabwe team captain Methembe Ndlovu launched Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an HIV/AIDS initiative that uses football/soccer to fight HIV/AIDS. The organization, headquartered in Cape Town, S...

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Ghana: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevalent Among Female Students

Dr. Ronald Sowa, Ghana's western regional coordinator for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), notes in a recent interview that there is a high prevalence of STIs among the region's female senior high school students. Sowa attributed the high rate...

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Argentina to Hand Out 82 Million Free Condoms

Argentina's health ministry reports that the country plans to give out 82 million condoms at health centers, schools, prisons, bars, and nightclubs as well as through a network of approximately 3,000 other permanent locations at public agencies throu...

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Ghana: Kasapreko Company Ltd. Supports HIV/AIDS Patients

Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL), producers of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages in Ghana, pledged to continue its support of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially those at Matthew 25 House in Koforidua, and to help eliminate the stigmatization t...