Tag Archives: HIV

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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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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Shining a light on UNC Global Women’s Health

Our new Global Women’s Health Division was featured in a fantastic story on ABC 11 News Last week, WTVD reporter and anchor Steve Daniels stopped by our offices, where we were hosting about 15 faculty and staff members in the … 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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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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A remarkable day in HIV prevention research – report from Rome

For the past two months, things have been pretty crazy around our institute. On May 12, we announced the results of a couples’ HIV prevention study well before the study was finished, because the results were so compelling. The study, … Read More

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Florence, Exavery, Katia: Patient portraits from Kenya

The door to the room is partially obscured by still-damp laundry hanging from a line in the alleyway adjacent to structure 53. A stream of human and animal waste courses through the mud on the threshold. Entry through the rough wooden door reveals a small dark room with a dirt floor chaotically and modestly furnished. A toddler and an infant sleep like spoons on a dingy bedsheet, and a coal-burning stove gutters weakly near the corrugated-metal external wall. Read More

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Educating girls and the hope for a healthier tomorrow

Today marks the 100th International Women’s Day, and I’ve been following the online discussion off and on all day. This morning on Twitter, our neighbors at Capacity Plus (part of Intrahealth International) asked us all to recognize female health workers … Read More

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Ringing the bell for AIDS awareness

What do AIDS, gay icons, fashion royalty, NBC comedy, and capitalism have in common?  They were all present on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this morning to ring the opening bell. The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) … Read More

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Storytelling through song: AIDS in Malawi

[This post was sent in by Anne McNulty, a senior majoring in international studies who works part time for IGHID] People often say that music is a universal language.  But is it really?  A recent study conducted by Thomas Fritz … Read More

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