Category Archives: Epidemiology

World AIDS day at 25

After 25 World AIDS Day days, how are we doing? And do we still need a WAD? It is the time of the year when activists and NGOs are going through the final preparation for the 1st of December, World AIDS Day  (though many will

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HIV Home Testing: A cautious welcome

The much awaited Department of Health announcement of the “Modernisation of HIV rules to better protect public” is finally available online. In this statement Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies announced that “outdated rules designed to combat the threat of AIDS in the 1980s

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HIV/AIDS and the Industry of Stigma

As a volunteer for a charity that support people living with HIV, I have the opportunity to contribute to the induction of new recruits to whom I deliver an oversimplified HIV 101 Class emphasising why HIV still matters in 2013 England. I usually start my

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HIV Combination Prevention: Ingredients & Recipes for a success

After years of limited and fragile successes in preventing new HIV infections, it is now recognised that one-size fits all approaches do not work and that only a combination of prevention strategies can bring the HIV epidemic under control. As a result, the concept of

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HIV: Geography of an Epidemic

  French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is credited for saying that “A good sketch is better than a long speech”. Nowadays, the representation below of the HIV epidemic taken from the 2010 UNAIDS HIV epidemic update is a classic and illustrates both the extent of the

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