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UNC to Create and Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. Scientists in the UNC School of … Read More

Seven Staff Honored with Service Awards

Seven staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases received awards, recognizing their years of service to UNC. Staff are honored in five year increments. Congratulations to the following team members! – Nurjahan Begum, Research Technician in the Garcia lab (five … Read More

Boyce to Lead First Study into the Prevalence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Uganda

When you present at a clinic in Uganda with fever and muscle aches, you will be given a test for malaria. Should you test negative, you will still most likely be given antimalarial medications, which creates two problems. “You will … Read More

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi.  Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health … Read More

Video: Donations Support Malawian Students

For 10 years, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Project-Malawi have provided food and an education for nearly 1,000 pre- and primary school children in the Dzama community outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Learn how this support has impacted the community and what UNC hopes to achieve in 2017. Read More

Researchers Find Test for Ebola in Semen

Although the Ebola outbreak of 2014 in West Africa is over, thousands of survivors remain worried they could transmit the virus to others. UNC researchers, along with lab colleagues in Liberia, have discovered the first test to detect Ebola in semen. Learn more about this discovery and its implications for public health. Read More

Clinic Director Answers Patient Questions

UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic Medical Director Claire Farel, MD, MPH, is no stranger to being asked by her patients, “aren’t you afraid you will catch something?” In answering the most frequently asked queries she receives, Dr. Farel illustrates the vast treatment and prevention options offered at the clinic. Read More

Video: 2-Drug Combination Keeps HIV in Check

Podcast: A Bookworm Turned HIV Specialist, Meet Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman

Dance Club Reunion Yields $3K Donation to UNC’s Hope Fund

Heading out for a night of dancing in downtown Durham is not the same as it was nearly 30 years ago for members of the LGBT community. Back then, club and show bar The Power Company was in its heyday … Read More