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SPH This Week | Special Edition

To mark World AIDS Day, we are dedicating this week’s issue to HIV/AIDS.
December 1, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Is Eradicating AIDS Feasible?
Dec 2
3 to 5:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
‘Where Public Health Meets Social Justice’
Ahead of the Bicknell Lecture, Jonathan Mermin, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, discusses progress, challenges, and the new 10-year plan to end the HIV epidemic.
Reaching Global HIV Goals Will Take Creativity
In low- and middle-income countries, a one-size-fits-all approach to delivering antiretroviral therapy is not optimal for either patients or providers. Creative new models show promise.
‘PrEP Has Potential, but Only If People Take It’
Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men are still less likely than their white counterparts to know about the HIV-prevention pill.
Activist Lab
‘They Have Become a Part of History’
At an AIDS Memorial Quilt viewing on campus in 2017, activists Nancy Norman and Andrew Fullem reflected on the memorial’s resonance and its shifting meaning today.
Public Health Post
What Works for HIV
San Francisco has focused on prevention and treatment efforts to decrease the number of HIV diagnoses and AIDS deaths, informing future HIV responses.
HIV/AIDS News, Research, Interviews, and Viewpoints
Published on 8/29/2019
‘Poetry Allows Us to Speak the Unspeakable’
Rafael Campo, poet and physician, on empathy in medicine and how poetry helped him come to terms with his identity, sexuality, and faith.
Published on 4/10/2019
As They Age, People Living with HIV Getting Other Chronic Conditions
Three-quarters of Medicaid-enrolled people living with HIV have at least one other chronic condition, and a quarter have five or more.
Published on 11/19/2018
Low PrEP Knowledge Among People Who Inject Drugs
Despite high risk of HIV, people who inject drugs have limited knowledge and mixed interest in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Published on 10/19/2018
[VIDEO] Organization of HIV Care Linked to Providers’ Moral Judgments of Their Patients
Providers who work independently see treatment non-adherence as personal failing, while multidisciplinary teams understand adherence within patients’ socio-cultural context.
Published on 10/10/2018
Professor Receives $5.3M NIH Grant for HIV Research in Zambia
Donald Thea receives $5.3 million grant to study illness and mortality among HIV-exposed but uninfected children in Zambia.
Published on 1/17/2018
Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Receive Less HIV Education
A demographic at high risk of HIV infection reports receiving less HIV education than peers.
Published on 3/9/2017
Alum Challenges Narrative of HIV/AIDS
Diveena Cooppan screens her debut film, Positively Beautiful.
Published on 6/30/2016
[VIDEO] ‘The Longer You Stay, the Less You Know’
Tanzania-based alum Cristin Marona looks for lasting solutions.
Published on 4/1/2016
Alum Named 40 Under 40 Leader in Health
Jirair Ratevosian receives a 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award from the National Minority Quality Forum.
Published on 2/9/2016
Professor’s Book on Life with HIV Updated
Living a Healthy Life with HIV, co-authored by Allen Gifford, is now in its fourth edition.
Published on 12/18/2015
In the Classroom: Students Challenge Their Ethical Assumptions
Lisa Messersmith’s Global AIDS Epidemic course concludes with a series of debates where students take on difficult viewpoints.
Published on 12/1/2015
[VIDEO] Students Help Implement Indian HIV-Positive Vocational School
Shirly Thomas and Miranda Fadden worked with Snehagram, a residential school for children with HIV.
In the Media
Enhanced Treatments, Access to Care Reduce High-Risk Behaviors among Men with HIV — quotes Angela Bazzi, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Rainbow Times
New Policy Outlines Best Practices for Retaining Transgender Women in HIV Care — quotes Sean Cahill, adjunct associate professor of the practice, health law, policy & management.
The Lancet
President of Zambia Declares HIV Testing Mandatory — quotes Sydney Rosen, research professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
Monday, December 2, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
December Graduate Reception
Friday, December 6, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, December 10, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, December 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Friday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.
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