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Popular South African street drug may contain HIV medication

Antiretroviral resistance could increase if untreated HIV-infected individuals exposed to antiretroviral medication August 28, 2013 — A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) calls attention to a new street drug being used in South Africa. Known as…

HSPH efforts in Africa helped lead to decade of success against AIDS

Government-funded program known as PEPFAR allowed School to scale up efforts February 11, 2013 -- The largest public health initiative in history dedicated to a single disease was announced unexpectedly during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003:…

Multivitamin-selenium combo may delay ill health, mortality from AIDS

December 4, 2013 -- A new study co-authored by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that a special multivitamin preparation that includes selenium can significantly slow the progression to ill health or death in people with HIV infection. The…

Why Public Health? Velephi Okello

May 2012 -- In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Here, Velephi Okello, who earned her MPH in 2012, talks about HIV/AIDS prevention in…

Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Movie

November 2013 -- What starts as a story of death and ignorance becomes a chronicle of discovery and success. To mark its 25th anniversary, the Harvard AIDS Initiative created a short video outlining major accomplishments and the work that remains to be…

Why Public Health? Predrag Stojicic

May 2012 -- In our video series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Here, Predrag Stojicic, an MPH candidate and physician from Serbia, talks about how his…

End to 30-year war against AIDS in sight

Boston, MA -- Thirty years, 30 million deaths and 60 million infections after HIV appeared, medical researchers now have the tools to halt the deadly epidemic. "We have the weapons to win the war against AIDS," says [[Richard G. Marlink]], M.D., Executive…

Major shift in HIV prevention priorities needed

For immediate release: May 8, 2008 Boston, MA -- According to a new policy analysis led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of California, Berkeley, the most common HIV prevention strategies-condom promotion, HIV testing, treatment…

Harvard School of Public Health Honors Elton John for AIDS Work

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Boston, MA — Harvard School of Public Health announced today that Sir Elton John will receive the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award on October 15. The award is presented to individuals…

Statement of support for AIDS doctors detained by Iranian authorities

For immediate release: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Boston, MA -- Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, today expressed "the continuing concern and distress of the public health community regarding the detention by Iranian authorities of Dr. Kamiar Alaei,…