Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics / HIV/AIDS

Many countries have made progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections through comprehensive prevention efforts. But much work still needs to be done. New HIV infections could be significantly reduced if effective prevention programs are expanded and reach those at greatest risk of HIV infection. 

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Want the Latest on Next-Generation Medical Research? Ask the Next Generation.

Tackling infectious disease requires next-generation thinking. Meet the next generation.

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Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

Our first Grand Challenge on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment signals a more concerted push to put women and girls at the center of our work.

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Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

The underlying causes for adolescent pregnancy and resulting school dropout are complex and include issues such as parent-child communication, gender inequity, a lack of services and high-quality comprehensive sexuality education for young adolescents (aged 10-14 years). With the majority of Kenya's population under 25 years, and two out of every five people under the age of 15, there is an urgent need for change.

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New Leaders Named for WHO Global Malaria Program and UNITAID

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed two new leaders in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

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Using Soccer to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

What if the pathway to a medical procedure that could prevent HIV infections started on a soccer pitch? With a long-term objective of eradicating HIV in Zimbabwe, Grassroot Soccer initiated a series of trials utilizing its Make The Cut (MTC) curriculum to prompt young men in Zimbabwe to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Through soccer drills and activities, the program teaches these men about the benefits of VMMC, which has proven to reduce the transmission of HIV (Auvert B et al, Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk, 2005.

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