Touted as a way to end HIV within a generation, the HIV prevention pill (PrEP) is being trialled in the UK. We hear from Zia, an artist, activist and educator, about taking it.
The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives.
Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhoea cases that resist all known antibiotics. Now scientists are trying to hold the line against the disease as they look for a new way to treat it.
Virginia Gewin gets to grips with a fundamental problem in chronic fatigue syndrome research – how to know it when you see it.
Melioidosis is a bacterial infection that quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.
A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: Ageing. Virginia hughes reports.
A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers – and with it the threat of a new epidemic. Why? The answer may have been staring us in the face all along, as Michael Regnier discovered when he travelled to Guinea with scientists searching for the key to a medical mystery.
Sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society. They face political and financial challenges, but against the odds they are helping thousands. Jules Montague reports.
Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too. Alexandra Ossola investigates.
You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria. Daniel A Gross meets the researchers who are pricking up their ears.
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a staple in parts of Africa and a delicacy in Europe and beyond. But could smuggled bushmeat expose us to the next big infectious disease? Akshat Rathi finds out.
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a valuable source of protein in Ghana. But what health risks does it carry, and could it spread disease further afield? Yepoka Yeebo finds out.
After the West African epidemic, Ebola disappeared. But having hidden somewhere – maybe in forest animals, maybe closer to home – it’s now re-emerged in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Leigh Cowart joins the hunt for its hiding place.
In Austin, Indiana, widespread drug use led to the single largest outbreak of HIV in the United States. Jessica Wapner asks if a new approach to public health can rescue the town.
The who wants to eliminate rabies in asia by 2020. But how, when rabid dogs are running india ragged? Mary-rose abraham reports.
How can you do medical research on chronic fatigue syndrome when divisions between patients, doctors and researchers are almost as chronic and painful as the disease itself? Virginia Gewin reports on new hopes of reconciliation.