REVIEW: Interminable Prescriptions for the Plague

New Bloom

HIV/AIDS has been treated like the plague, a punishment sent by god. A group exhibition at Taipei's Museum of Contemporary Art has attempted to provide various "prescriptions" for this epidemic.


PHILIPPINES: Fear and Whispers Swirl amid HIV Epidemic

Coco Dollanganger

Public health agencies and the Catholic Church are caught in a moral battle as HIV infection rates continue to rise. Family members of the deceased, who frequently fail to get tested, are left only with questions.

A young doctor giving medications - drugs and vitamins - and a glass of fresh water to an elderly woman.

China's HIV-positive Population Gets Single Pill Relief

Liang Chenyu

Treatments previously comprised a cocktail of pills.

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India's Health System Is Unprepared for an Emerging Sexual Revolution

Swagata Yadavar

Support services for India's sexually active, unmarried adolescents are virtually non-existent.


Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship

Edward White

An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.

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Escort ‘Scarlet Bunnie’ Sheds Light on Singapore’s Sex Trade

Edward White

'They are more concerned with making Singapore look clean; clean, as in there are no sex workers on the street, online, anywhere in sight.'


The Subtle Manifestation of HIV Marginalization

Edward White

Taiwan has been celebrated for being at the forefront of LBGT rights in Asia, but an underlying current of discrimination against HIV/AIDS is still prevalent across much of society.


HIV in Asia – A Tale of Two Cities

Jeffrey Hutton

The cultural and institutional headwinds suggest Indonesia’s HIV-AIDS epidemic will get worse before it gets better, writes Jeff Hutton.


Inside India’s Blood Black Market

Nikhil M Babu

The chances of an HIV patient in India having acquired the virus through blood transfusion are 3,000 times higher than in the U.S.


Bad Blood: India Denies HIV Blood Transfusion Crisis Despite Thousands of Deaths

Nikhil M Babu

An investigation has uncovered 14,474 cases of HIV caused via blood transfusions over the past seven years, but the government denies there is a crisis.

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