Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she’ll respond without hesitation, “Housing equals health.”
That conclusion seemed clear to Bowen, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, during the four years she worked in a supportive housing program in Chicago, Illinois. Now as a UB researcher she has published a study that empirically supports what she experienced on the ground. Read More
n a recent meeting with legislators in Sindh, Dr Mamadou Sakho, Country Director, UNAIDS Pakistan and Afghanistan had advisedworking diligently to contain the disease adding that the global community was there to support Pakistan technically and financially. Read More
Premarital HIV screening has been found to be effective in stopping the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
British doctor Dr Sima Barmania (pic), who just completed her PhD and thesis at a local university recently, said Johor was the first state to initiate the screening in 2001. Read more
Numerous sex work, public health and gender advocacy organisations have expressed dismay at the recommendations of the long awaited report on sex work compiled by the South African Law Reform Commission. Read More
The Public Health Ministry is checking the medical history of a young woman who may have been incorrectly diagnosed with HIV/Aids when she was eight years old in Roi Et. Read More
When do you tell people that you have HIV? The answer isn’t as clear-cut as you might think, a new PhD dissertation from Sweden suggests. (Illustrative photo: Shutterstock / NTB scanpix)
Once, an HIV diagnosis was a near-certain death sentence. But over the years, drugs have radically altered the prognosis for those infected by HIV, turning it into a manageable chronic disease. Read More
More people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year than in any year since records began in 1985. Read More
Kenya requires nearly Sh86.3 billion by January if it is to include HIV treatment in the national health insurance package, the Nation can exclusively reveal. Read More
Many of the volunteers work as tour guides, bringing in money that is spent on medicine and home-based care within the foundation. Photograph: Charlotte Petty
Halfway through my social work MA, I decided to use part of my summer holiday to travel around Ethiopia, and so in July last year, I visited the Beza Association, a foundation supporting communities affected by HIV in Lalibela, a town in the north of the country. Read More
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV.
He is considered the last of the most hardcore members of the “frikis,” or “freaks,” as the communist island’s unique breed of hippy-punk dropouts is known. Read More