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In Africa's AIDS belt, most men are still uncircumcised

Back in 1996, when this map first appeared inScientific American magazine, researchers argued that lack of male circumcision was the single best explanation for the extraordinarily high HIV infection rates seen in certain urban centers and Africa’s “AIDS belt” (highlighted in red).…

CIFF grant supports new health leadership development program

[ Fall 2011 ] Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) will launch a unique ministerial health leadership development program next year in collaboration with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Designed for ministerial-level leaders mainly from low- and…

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…