Category Archives: USA

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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What World AIDS Day Means to Me

Steve Beagle is a UNC Field Coordinator and Disease Intervention Specialist for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services eHealth Services. He wrote the following blog post about World AIDS Day, which was Dec. 1,  for Adam4Adam, an … 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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“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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In D.C., honoring black women living with HIV/AIDS

Last Saturday, one day before the start of the XIX International AIDS Conference, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network held a meeting and community gathering for black women living with HIV/AIDS.  Among the guests were … Read More

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Too many stories to tell: report from the International AIDS Conference

You know what I would not want to be this week? A journalist covering the XIX International AIDS Conference. The conference is massive; it is estimated that nearly 30,000 people will be in attendance; the program book runs some 440 … 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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Perception is everything: Americans and foreign aid

[This post sent in by Caitlin Riely Pardue who is a senior public policy major at UNC] For most Americans, improving international health is a top priority. When asked about foreign aid by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 6 in 10 … Read More

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Are social media the next frontier for sexual health promotion?

[This post was sent in by Justin Smith, MPH, who is currently a PhD student, in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is also a graduate research assistant … Read More

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Kaiser Family Foundation to MTV: "It's time to take this relationship to the next level"

[This post was sent in by Erik Valera, a research project manager in the UNC School of Medicine. Currently his work is focused on HIV and STDs in the Latino community] The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is taking its relationship … Read More

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