Live from Facebook, It’s! Lessons We’ve Learned so Far

Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about managing production and handling the challenges of coordinating filming, editing, and posting videos across distances and time zones. But we always enjoy a new challenge, so we were excited when Facebook announced the public release of Facebook Live last Spring, which records videos and posts them to the site in real time. Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot from our first 20 Facebook Live videos. Here are the 6 P’s of what we’ve learned so far.

A Giant Leap Toward the First 90: WHO Releases New HIV Testing Guidance at IAS 2015 in Vancouver

Reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference in Vancouver, B.C., JSI’s Samson Kironde, Director of the AIDSFree project, explains key point of the new WHO guidelines on HIV testing services.

A look at AIDS 2014: 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.

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH

  At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Senior Advisor at JSI, and asked her to offer her reflections on some of the key ideas she’s heard at the conference. Among … Continue reading “Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH”

As consensus grows for a ‘hot spots’ strategy on HIV, consideration of supply chain implications is crucial

Logistics is a topic that often goes unmentioned during high-level discussions on HIV strategy, however implications of all strategies on the supply chain of essential HIV commodities must be carefully considered in order to achieve success.

Yes, we possess the tools to end the HIV epidemic!

Samson Kironde, Chief of Party of the STAR-EC project in Uganda, argues that the end of HIV is within our reach, but immediate and persistent action must be taken to break down the cultural, societal, and structural barriers that remain obstructions to that goal.

Personal connection and creative expression at the International AIDS Conference

Presenters and exhibitors at the International AIDS conference in Melbourne demonstrate the vast diversity of people and initiatives dedicated to the global fight against HIV.

How to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation: Start with Some Old-fashioned Activism

In late June, I was approached by an old friend, Dr. Paul Zeitz, Senior Vice-President of Policy for ACT V, to sign a statement calling for the U.S. government to develop a global AIDS strategy…A few weeks later, I and other signers received an invitation from Ambassador Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to offer input for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s upcoming speech to the XIX International AIDS Conference.

It’s About the People: To achieve sustainable success we still need to better understand behavioral and structural issues in HIV programming

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.