JSI Honors World AIDS Day

Every year on December 1st, JSI commemorates World AIDS Day to help raise awareness around HIV&AIDS, support people around the world living with HIV, honor those who have died, and reflect on both the progress that has been made and the obstacles that remain in the fight against HIV.

On this day, JSI also recognizes the ongoing commitment of our staff to expanding and improving HIV prevention and treatment services in the U.S. and internationally, helping to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the PEPFAR Blueprint for Creating an AIDS-free Generation. JSI helps ensure that services meet the needs of people at risk for or living with HIV, while reducing or eliminating disparities in access to care and health outcomes.

Over the past year, our passionate and dedicated staff have shared updates and insights from their work in the field of HIV on The Pump. Here are just a few of our favorite blogs from 2014:

Gender integration epiphanies – Insights from HIV prevention service programs
JSI’s Naima Cozier and Tajan Renderos share insights from their work building the capacity of HIV service providers to integrate gender responsive programming.

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH
Watch the conversation with JSI’s Bisola Ojikutu at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

Looking back at 10 years of capacity building services to fight HIV
Since 2004, we have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to improve HIV prevention services for high-risk and racial/ethnic minority populations.

A look at AIDS2014: It is time for a caring hand
Reflecting on the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, JSI’s Helen Cornman highlights the increasingly important role that social support will play moving forward in the global fight against HIV.

When tried and true strategies fall short: Adapting interventions for a new era in the global fight against HIV
In the last 10 years, great strides have been made in the global fight against HIV. JSI’s David Hausner argues that, to achieve further success, the successful strategies of the past must be altered.

Thinking outside the box: Addressing the mental health needs of PLHIV
A wise man once said, “Without mental health there can truly be no physical health”. JSI’s Malia Duffy explains the integral role of mental health in the physical health and well-being of people living with HIV. 


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