It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. The old dog, in this case, is HIV self-testing, a technology first introduced in 2012 and a focus of international public health initiatives ever since. The new trick consists of innovative ways to make HIV self-testing available and attractive to previously hard-to-reach populations.
This year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day theme is “Staying the Course, the Fight is not Over.” The best way to stay the course is to get educated, then spread the word. Make a commitment to get educated about PrEP. Knowledge gained about PrEP can be used to not only empower yourself but others as well.
We have come a long way in our response to the HIV epidemic since its beginning. In the last seven years, new HIV infection rates have dropped almost 30 percent worldwide. During that time, the number of people with access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy has increased almost threefold. But it’s still not enough.
As we mark World AIDS Day today, those dedicated to controlling and ending the HIV epidemic find themselves in a fortunate position. We know what to do next—and that is stay the course. The scale of the epidemic demands nothing less.
Digital trends show that people prefer images (and video) to text. By using infographics, you can harness the popularity of visuals and guide your audience through content, including complex or scientific information, in an engaging way.
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a safe and cost-effective intervention that plays an essential role in HIV prevention. Now, with the second edition of PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations, managers of sites providing VMMC are getting the latest updates and advice on how to establish and maintain quality services.
Since 2003 when National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day began, there have been many changes in this observance. Today we feature two unique perspectives on these changes.
CBA@JSI team members Ro Li and Hannabah Blue came together to discuss the topic of HIV and AIDS as it affects Native American and Tribal communities.
September 27, 2017, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a chance to communicate about HIV in this community and the important and longstanding role that gay men have had in addressing the HIV epidemic in our nation. To support your work, here’s a select list of resources for digital and traditional communication.
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”