Posts Tagged ‘HIV prevention’

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV-1 Infection

Posted by • February 4th, 2015

In December 2007, Elizabeth Mataka, the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, highlighted one of many stark realities of the HIV epidemic: “61% of all those living with HIV in Africa are women,” she wrote. “And 26 years into the epidemic, we know that underpinning this terrible statistic is gender inequality.” Condoms work. But… Read More…

Beating HIV to the Punch

Posted by • December 30th, 2010

Every day, approximately 7,000 new people are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  This occurs despite huge public health efforts to slow transmission through better education and use of condoms.  Every day more people are infected.  HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence since anti-retroviral therapy has been valuable in extending the life expectancy of… Read More…