Many people infected with HIV or hepatitis C aren’t aware of their infections. These unknown infections can strike especially hard in underserved and poor communities.
Imagine a world where HIV/AIDS is no longer a major health concern – and not because of a cure for the disease but due to prevention of the disease before it even strikes. That is the dream for many researchers and health workers focused on fighting HIV.
Many people only consider getting an HIV screening after they think there has been a risk of exposure. Times may be changing. A few health officials are saying that this way of thinking should change.
Breastfeeding may be seen as optional in the Western world. But in other places, it may be necessary for the survival of the child, even if the mother has HIV.
One of the decisions parents of boys must make is whether to circumcise their sons. But uncircumcised men can also decide to become circumcised if they wish.