It's 30 years since scientist discovered the human immunodeficiency virus, which can lead to AIDS. While treatment to suppress the virus has advanced, scientists say they are still far from find a cure or a vaccine.
Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old today. South Africa's famous statesman and reconciliatory hero continues to inspire Africa's young generation. DW asked them what Mandela means to them.
Despite concerns such as those about pollution-related disease, it's not all doom and gloom when it comes to world health. On World Health Day, DW takes a look at some of the advances that have been achieved so far.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
Venezuela's economic crisis as left the country's health system on the verge of collapse. Amid a shortage of medication, HIV patients are succumbing to secondary infections, despite doctors' best efforts.
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