Andrew Fullem, Director of JSI’s HIV and Infectious Diseases Center, talks to JSI’s Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, on living and working with HIV. Fullem discusses being an HIV positive gay man working in public health, the evolution of the epidemic, and the medicalization and pop culturalization of the response to HIV. Listen to more … Continue reading “Voices of Public Health Podcast with Andrew Fullem”
Today, effective HIV prevention and treatment methods are available to more people around the world than ever before, however challenges in the fight to end the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with HIV still lie ahead. On World AIDS Day, JSI’s Andrew Fullem celebrates the opportunities to continue global progress toward an AIDS-free generation.
JSI Center for HIV & AIDS Director Andrew Fullem reflects on UNAIDS’ announcement that global HIV targets under MDG 6 have been achieved.
Andrew Fullem, Director of the JSI and World Education Center for HIV & AIDS, breaks down the main themes and calls to action of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
I can’t remember a time that HIV hasn’t been present in my life. As a closeted adolescent in the early 1980s, news of this mysterious illness killing homosexuals, Haitians, hemophiliacs and heroin users (the 4 Hs) spread at about the same time I began a process of accepting, becoming comfortable with and embracing this part of my identity.
The International AIDS Conference ended two weeks ago. After reclaiming front page and radio feature status during the conference, HIV has begun to fade from the news cycle. Already, HIV has once again slipped off the front pages of the paper and isn’t a featured story on morning radio shows.
The International AIDS Conference is always a significant event for all of us at JSI, World Education and Bantwana who have dedicated their work to addressing the HIV epidemic. Through the course of the weeklong conference, we have the opportunity to catch up with colleagues, meet new colleagues, share our excellent work in a global setting, and learn about what others are doing.
World AIDS Day. It is that time of year again when attention focuses on the response to HIV, looking back at progress made and looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead. Much of the attention this year is positive, highlighting the unique opportunities before us. The UNAIDS annual report puts forward the lofty, but … Continue reading “World AIDS Day 2011: Looking at a Year of Change”
It is deceptively simple: a glossy white cover with gold letters, the seal of the President, and some words on paper. This is the first time in nearly three decades that the United States, one of the leaders in HIV, has a national strategy to address the epidemic. On this day, take a moment to celebrate this profound achievement. Read the strategy. We are all reflected in it. We all have a place.