Universal education in Uganda and its impact on HIV stigma

Alexander Tsai and Atheendar Venkataramani have co-authored a study in Social Science and Medicine examining the causal effect of education on HIV stigma in Uganda. The study found that negative attitudes about HIV were as prevalent among younger people as among older, despite the younger people having received additional schooling (as a result of a … Continue reading “Universal education in Uganda and its impact on HIV stigma”

Scaling up male circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa could prevent more than 1 million HIV infections

Harvard Pop Center faculty members Till Bärnighausen, ScD, MD, PhD, and David Bloom, PhD, are co-authors of a new paper written for the 2015 Copenhagen Consensus that touts scaling up male circumcision to include 90% of Sub-Saharan males who are not HIV infected as a way to cost-effectively and dramatically reduce HIV infections. The findings … Continue reading “Scaling up male circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa could prevent more than 1 million HIV infections”

Rwanda Study Shows Children With HIV-Positive Caregivers Suffer Same Mental Health Problems as HIV-Positive Children

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Theresa Betancourt, Sc.D., and colleagues have published a study in Pediatrics that suggests that HIV-affected children (those living with an HIV-positive caretaker) could benefit from the same type of policies and programs that have helped HIV-positive children.