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On July 21, 2014, The Daily Beast reported new research which suggests that the notion that increase circumcision in males could possibly encourage sexual risk practices is flawed. Though studies have shown reduction of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent, there was a sense of fear by some that it could possibly give the wrong […]
On June 27, 2014, NewsOne.com reported on the disparities associated with HIV/AIDS in the black community in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts in the United States. Though HIV/AIDS is an equal opportunistic virus, there seems to be a high prevalence rates in black America which may be attributed to lack of awareness and stigma associated with […]
On July 20, 2014, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), reflected on the tragedy of those lost in the Malaysian Air flight MH-17 crash, including world renowned HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Joep Lange . Dr. Joep Lange was a past president of the International AIDS Society. To learn […]
On June 16, 2014, Shari Margolese wrote an article in the Huffington Post about the importance of removing stigma and promoting testing for HIV with people in the United States. She made the case on why it is still imperative to get tested for HIV with the use of statistics if sexually active; regardless if you are in a […]
Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]
For decades, people seeking an HIV test have been counseled on realistic and achievable steps they could take to avoid infection. But a national study led by Miller School investigators has determined that, given the rapid HIV tests available today, the resources devoted to pre-test counseling would be better spent on universal testing that could detect more HIV cases earlier, and […]
The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated. New research suggests that HIV’s genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought. The reservoir of human immune cells hosting that code, or provirus, could […]