Topic: HIV/AIDS

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Forced prostitution raises risk of HIV/AIDS infection

Women in India who are forced into prostitution or sex trafficking are almost three times more likely to be HIV-infected than those who joined the industry voluntarily, according to Kathleen Wirth, ScD ’11, research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard…

HSPH alumna named HIV/AIDS Envoy to UN Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumna Speciosa Wandira-Kasibwe as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. A surgeon who has played a key role in both public health and politics in Africa, Wandira-Kasibwe, SD…

Reported cure of HIV-infected child generates widespread interest, hope

The news that a child in Mississippi has apparently been cured of HIV infection has generated widespread interest and cautious optimism among AIDS researchers. The child—born to an untreated HIV-positive mother—was started on an aggressive combination of anti-AIDS drugs just 30 hours…

25 years leading the fight against AIDS

This year, Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) celebrates its 25th anniversary. To learn about its major accomplishments, and about the work that remains to be done, watch the short but powerful video below. In 1981, the Centers for Disease Control…