HIV Self-Testing Comes of Age

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.

A Personal Perspective: PrEP and NBHAAD

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.

The Challenge of a Changing HIV Epidemic

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.

Second Edition of PEPFAR’s Best Practices for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Site Operations Focuses on Quality

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.

HIV.gov Shares Communication Tools for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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.

Voices of Public Health Podcast with Andrew Fullem

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”