This post was originally published on Medium.com For the first time, epidemic control for HIV is in reach for many countries. In 2018, JSI’s teams worked tirelessly to stop the spread of HIV and help millions who are infected live healthy, productive lives. From training community health workers on appropriate care in the United States … Continue reading “2018 Brought Us the Closest We’ve Ever Been to HIV Epidemic Control”
Along with Instagram, Facebook, and others, Snapchat is one of the most popular apps in the U.S. among 18- to 24-year-olds. Given its reach and popularity, we recognized that it can be part of a comprehensive strategy to deliver HIV information and resources.
In this episode, you will hear from Folami Harris, project director of JSI’s DREAMS Innovation Challenge Program. She talks to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, about the importance of focusing unique resources and attention to girls and why this subject is important to her.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod who has been at the frontlines of the fight against HIV since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. She is the director of the USAID DISCOVER-Health project and JSI’s country representative for Zambia. Dr. Chikuba-McLeod talks to JSI’s Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough about HIV prevention, treatment, and care; game changers in HIV; and what it will take to achieve epidemic control.
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.
In this episode, you will hear from Andrew Fullem, the Director of the JSI HIV and Infectious Diseases Center. He talks to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, about the difference between the public health response to HIV in the United States and internationally, the transformation of HIV treatment over the years, and the stigma surrounding HIV.
Providing care for the mother during pregnancy has huge implications not just for her health but also for the child she carries and her community. Many health problems in pregnant women can be prevented, detected and treated during antenatal care by trained health workers.
Helen Cornman, Deputy Director of the AIDSFree project, reports from the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which took place June 8-10, 2016 in New York.
One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.
The efforts of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project have helped to ensure that a hospital pharmacy in Haiti is consistently stocked with life-saving HIV medication.