Community Mobilization: An Assessment of Mechanisms and Barriers at Community-Based and AIDS Service Organizations in Nine U.S. Metropolitan Areas
A new report shines a spotlight on the need for more investments in community leadership and mobilization to end HIV as an epidemic.
"Minority community-based organizations reached their peak closures at the same time that people of color became the majority of new infections and the majority of people living with HIV," notes Paul Kawata, leader of NMAC. "I don't think they are di...
To address sex workers' disproportionate HIV burden, John Hopkins researchers worked with community advocates to develop a short dialogue-based intervention integrating violence support with HIV outreach that showed high feasibility and acceptability...
"Businesses operating in affected countries need to view HIV/AIDS as a business imperative and not merely a corporate social responsibility issue," writes Stefaan Van der Borght, global head of health at Anglo American.
Gathering data about faith activities is often very difficult, especially in the context of the AIDS epidemic, where there are often perceptions of conflict between religious values and health priorities.
The first study to assess the combined impact of HIV and trauma on women found that women who have both childhood trauma and HIV are more likely to experience cognitive problems as adults.
One year after starting treatment, 46% of HIV-positive people initially judged unable to work regained the ability to work full- or part-time, according to a 5800-person analysis of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).
If your HIV clinic is anything like mine, not a small number of the patients have major health challenges. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, pack-a-day smoking habits, obesity, risky sex, domestic violence -- these turn up on my patients' problem...
If you're not immersed in the infectious disease or the infection control world, you might not be aware that there's currently quite the controversy about whether doctors should wear white coats.
"Would you want to be treated by a doctor wearing a white coat that hasn't been washed in a week? Many white coats are covered in bacteria, like MRSA -- they are dirty. And it's time to hang them up for good," writes Philip Lederer, M.D.