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The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

To read the PDF format of this edition which is on Global Health, please click on the following link: Click here for the Summer 2014 JSNMA edition.

Circumcision Does Cut HIV Risk in Africa

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 […]

Blacks & HIV: 5 Reasons It’s Only Getting Worse

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 […]

Dr. Fauci Reflects on HIV Colleagues Lost in Flight MH-17

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 […]

Less Than Half of America Is Getting Tested for HIV. Here’s Why

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 […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! -  Humanism in Medicine edition

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

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 […]

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

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 […]

HIV cure dealt a setback

HIV cure dealt a setback

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 […]

Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

Baby ‘cured’ of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday. The formerly HIV-positive Mississippi girl drew widespread interest in March when doctors presented her case in […]

Fight to cure HIV gets tougher as study sheds light on hidden virus

Fight to cure HIV gets tougher as study sheds light on hidden virus

Just as some scientists were becoming more hopeful about finding a way to overcome HIV’s ability to resist, evade, and otherwise survive efforts to rid it from the body, another hurdle has emerged, new research from Johns Hopkins shows. In a cover-story report published in the journal Cell, Johns Hopkins infectious disease experts say the amount of potentially […]