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Q&A with a HIV-Prevention Volunteer in Ecuador

April 14, 2014 - Chelsea Rienks, 25, of Damascus, Md., has been working as a HIV-prevention volunteer in Ecuador since May 2012. She works at a large hospital in Guayaquil, where she counsels HIV-positive patients who are pregnant about the dangers of mother-to-child transmission. 785 more words

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Vaginal Gel: The Next Step For Women in HIV Protection

A study published in Science Translation Medicine on March 5th shows great promise in protecting monkeys from SIV (a form of HIV that infects animals). This study looked at the application of a vaginal gel in order to prevent infection within the monkey even if applied after sex.


Shorter: taking HIV prevention out of the nineteenth century

Both biomedical and behavioural HIV prevention are rooted in a nineteenth century moral economy, using simplistic good vs. evil dichotomies and relying on crude exhortation to sell their message. 93 more words

The Mission Will Continue

“Throughout my tenure at FAHASS we have had phenomenal successes within our prevention department. We worked hard to receive funding through CAPUS, increased efficiency, seeing more diversity, increasing our visibility through HIV education and testing, creating and beginning the early implementation of our mobile testing and outreach initiative, and most importantly identifying more individuals living with HIV. 265 more words

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Opposites Attract: Serodiscordant Relationships

In the UK over 100,00 people are HIV positive (HIV Aware website). Many of those that are HIV positive are in serodiscordant relationships. This means that they are in a relationship with someone who has a different HIV status, in the case HIV negative. 587 more words

Newest UNICEF Innovation Lab in Zambia

We are proud to announce that we now have an Innovation Lab in Zambia! Read the press release and learn more about Zambia’s innovative work here below. 554 more words