Category Archives: Research

Photo of the Day (Lake Geneva Edition): What Would It Mean to Cure AIDS?

Last month, researchers from UNC and elsewhere gathered at the the Brocher Foundation Institute in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the social science and ethics of finding a cure for AIDS.  The Brocher Foundation is a non-profit that supports scientists and … 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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“Someone to tell them they are doing a good job”: In the field with Project ImPact

[This item originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of the UNC Center for AIDS Research newsletter. It has been shortened and edited to conform to GH Notes style] Lynn Tillery is a clinical research associate at the UNC Center … Read More

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UNC AIDS research featured on WUNC-TV’s North Carolina Now

HIV prevention and cure research were the focus of this story on WUNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.  Originally aired Monday, Sept. 24. Video below. Watch Monday, September 24, 2012 on PBS. See more from NC Now.

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Inaugurating the new UNC-South China STI Research Training Center

[This is another post sent in by Elizabeth Au and Crystal Shen, who are both spending fellowship years in China. Read their first post here.] Last week marked the official launch of the UNC-South China STI Research Training Center in … Read More

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Hook-ups and check-ups: how social media is changing STD prevention programs

[This post was written by Catherine Grodensky, MPH.  Catherine is manager of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core] Researchers at UNC have been making news lately for their work using social media to enhance … Read More

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Margolis talks HIV cure

Earlier this month, we reported on some exciting new research on the HIV cure front. UNC’s Dr. David Margolis and his team used a cancer drug called vorinostat to flush latent HIV infection from hiding. The study involved six HIV-positive … Read More

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Photo of the day: press coverage of IAS

Looking at the wall of IAS conference press coverage, I notice that nearly every news story mentions HPTN 052. -Lisa

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In Rajasthan, the more the merrier

A bit of research and web browsing before leaving for the summer gave me an idea of the work I would be doing.  I read up on the organization and the area in general and, all things considered, felt like … Read More

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Letter from Galapagos: El Mercado

[This blog post was sent in by Beth Hopping, who is a PhD student in nutrition. Her co-investigator, Rachel Page, MPH, sent in the previous letter from Galapagos] This morning, Rachel and I got an early start on the day. … Read More

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