HIV infection and food insecurity have created a vicious cycle in sub-Saharan Africa. Those who go hungry tend to engage in more risky sexual behaviors, and those infected with HIV/AIDS are more likely to go hungry because their illness prevents them from finding work. A team of researchers at UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital conducted […]
With calls for more implementation research and public investment in HIV prevention, how can we measure whether prevention programs in the real world are working?
For years, prevention and surveillance programs have sought a simple blood test to use in population surveys that would determine how many in the population had been recently infected with HIV. Past incidence tests (like the “BED” test) have failed to deliver because they have over-counted, misclassifying some long term HIV infected people as “recent.”
This is a snippet from an interview with Steve Morin in which he discusses what is behind the bipartisan support of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. “PEPFAR enjoys strong bipartisan support for a number of reasons,” Morin said. “It responds to a humanitarian need, it is vital to some of our […]
This is a snippet from an interview with Paul Volberding in which he discusses the successes, challenges and the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. “PEPFAR has been an enormously important project of the U.S. government, “Started under George Bush, it has been the vehicle by which the U.S government […]