Category Archives: Clinical care

Blog: ID Clinic Director Answers Most Common Patient Questions

Claire Farel, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and medical director of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic. In answering the most common questions she is asked as a clinician, Dr. Farel illustrates … Read More

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There’s no shame in being PrEPared: Embracing pre-exposure prophylaxis

This post was written by Christopher B. Hurt, MD, clinical assistant professor of infectious diseases at UNC, and was originally published on the blog of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center, which is based at the UNC IGHID. … Read More

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Vote for CIDRZ for the 2013 Sustainia Award!

Electronic Cervical Cancer Control (eC3),  a cell phone-based cancer treatment program developed at UNC’s partner organization, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, has been nominated for the 2013 Sustania Award.  The Sustainia Award is an annual international award … Read More

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Dignity of our Elders: A Happier Ending in Malawi

[This post was written by Quinn Jenkins, who is an intern with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation Fistula Care Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. The care center is headed by Jeff Wilkinson, associate professor of OB-GYN at UNC and a member … Read More

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Myron Cohen talks fighting infection at TEDx

Last month, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics hosted “TEDxNCSSM” as a celebration of human achievement and experience in a wide variety of fields. IGHID director Myron Cohen was among the invited speakers, along with Flora Lichtman, correspondent … Read More

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Is there a surgeon in the country?

In an opinion piece this week in The New York Times, journalist Sarika Bansal writes about the lack of surgical care in sub-Saharan Africa. She cites some staggering statistics, among them a conservative estimate that 56 million people in sub-Saharan … Read More

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UNC, Malawi’s president celebrate opening of new fistula unit

Bwaila District Hospital has a new fistula center, including a new major operating theater and a 28-bed inpatient unit.   On July 19 the new fistula unit at Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe officially opened.  Joining UNC’s Jeff Wilkinson was … Read More

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Catching up with UNC Global Women’s Health – report from Malawi

[This post was sent in by Dr. John Thorp, Professor and Director of Women’s Primary Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC] This has been an exciting and informative trip to Malawi. I have worked with Jeff Wilkinson, … Read More

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The one test everyone should take today (no studying required)

In the United States, about one out of every five people with HIV do not know they are infected. For many, when they finally do get a diagnosis, the disease is fairly advanced. About half of the HIV patients who … Read More

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Expect nothing, be grateful for everything – an emergency medicine resident in Nicaragua

[This is the first in a series of posts by David Carbonell, MD, a third-year resident in emergency medicine at UNC Hospitals.  In November 2011, Dr. Carbonell spent a month in León, Nicaragua on rotation with Project Health de León.  … Read More

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