Infectious diseases and what we need to do to #outsmartepidemics
This reading list accompanies our story on the unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill.
Touted as a way to end HIV within a generation, the HIV prevention pill (PrEP) is being trialled in the UK.
What we know so far about PrEP, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
Public health officials are warily watching the emergence of these lesser-known bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
This reading list accompanies our story on the global industry behind fake drugs.
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise. Scientists are searching urgently for new ways to treat it.
Uncovering the truth behind the first man treated with the world’s first antibiotic.
Melioidosis quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.
A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers – and with it the threat of a new epidemic. Why? Michael Regnier investigates.
In Durban in South Africa, local women are getting involved in innovative research.
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.
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.
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.
How does the time taken to develop vaccines compare to the speed and frequency of disease outbreaks? An interactive data visualisation brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mosaic. Made by Beyond Words Studio.
In the age of social media, fears and rumours about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? By Mike Ives
Could smuggled bushmeat be spreading disease around the world?
Bushmeat is a valuable source of protein in Ghana, but what health risks does it carry – there and further afield?
If we’re going to stop Ebola in the future, we have to know its hiding places.
In Austin, 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.
Though it is possible to live with HIV/AIDS today, for some, the reality of being HIV positive remains harsh. On World AIDS Day 2015, Patrick Strudwick reflects on how little things have changed.
The WHO wants to eliminate rabies in Asia by 2020. But how, when rabid dogs are running India ragged? Mary-Rose Abraham reports.
Many parasitic diseases can hide in the body for decades, but they can be lethal when they come out of hiding.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are America’s first – and last – defence against disease.
Carrie Arnold charts one virus’s journey to American shores.
Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases decades ago, is America today complacent about a rising wave of infections? By Carrie Arnold.
Good wages, plentiful sex workers and cheap heroin mean that HIV is rife in Myanmar's jade-mining state of Kachin.
Exploring the possible origins of the 2010 outbreak.
How the people of Leeds reacted to cholera in the 1830s.
What work is underway to prevent and treat cholera?
Why have attempts to get cholera under control in Haiti failed? Rose George reports.
Kawasaki disease has been puzzling doctors for 150 years. Jeremy Hsu explores what we know, and still don’t know, about this troubling childhood heart condition.
Life in Ebola-affected West African countries can only return to normal when transmission of the virus ceases and cases drop to zero. Mark Honigsbaum reports on Sierra Leone’s struggles to reach zero.
Exploring new research that’s changing our view of the virus
Should governments be developing their own drugs?
What are the similarities and differences between the various forms of hepatitis?
Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK.
A historical 18-image gallery of AIDS awareness posters from around the world.
Lisa Power on how being HIV positive can affect everything from relationships to travel.
HIV consultant Ranjababu Kulasegaram on the medical impacts of being HIV positive.
Professor Ian Everall on what being HIV positive can mean for you mentally.
What does it mean to be HIV positive today? Patrick Strudwick meets four people living with the virus to find out.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi shares her views on three exciting areas of HIV research.
The Nobel laureate talks to Patrick Strudwick about identifying HIV as the cause of AIDS and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
Can love trump disgust when caring for the sick?
A selection of photographs from György Vargha’s childhood in Hungary.
Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio. Penny Bailey reports.
The war against malaria viewed through historical images.
Malaria research needs a steady supply of mosquitoes, and breeding them involves extreme self-sacrifice.
On the border between Thailand and Myanmar, scientists are preparing to make a last stand against malaria, just as it is poised to overcome our last effective drug. Ed Yong reports.