Category Archives: USA

“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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Public health humor, courtesy of the U.S. government

This morning I got an email with the subject line “Our government is not without a sense of humor” and this ad attached. I think the decision to use two different flavors of ice cream is a curious one, but … Read More

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Goodbye Tanzania; Hello Austin, Texas!

[This is the third in a series of posts by UNC undergraduate Steven Norton ('12), who is working on a film project about clean water in Tanzania with other UNC students] We spent our last few days in Tanzania tying … Read More

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To stop HIV, track it down where it starts – in cyberspace

[This post was sent in by Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, who is assistant professor of medicine at UNC ] The HIV epidemic in the Southeastern U.S. is concentrated among black men and women and men who have sex with men … Read More

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