Hans Rosling on HIV Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world’s deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic.
Annie Lennox: Why I am an HIV/AIDS activist For the last eight years, pop singer Annie Lennox has devoted the majority of her time to her SING campaign, raising awareness and money to combat HIV/AIDS. She shares the experiences that have inspired her, from working with Nelson Mandela to meeting a little African girl in [...]
Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers — an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing [...]
Cost-Effectiveness and Ethics of Widespread PrEP Dissemination Submitted on January 21, 2011 – 5:18pm By Arleen A. Leibowitz, Ph.D. The iPrEx trail results published in NEJM at the end of December were hailed as the start of a new era in the prevention of HIV infection. iPrEx studied pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)— the regular use of antiretroviral [...]
Wellness & HIV Submitted on May 3, 2011 – 10:44am By Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D. I am tired of researching HIV disease. A recent CDC Funding Opportunity calls for a “National Coalition to Enhance STD/HIV Prevention through Promotion of a Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness.” It asks for communities to think about addressing HIV [...]
Seth Berkley, founder of theInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), tells TED BLog the story of the beginnings of IAVI, exploring why different decisions have historically been made in response to the HIV pandemic and explaining why a vaccine makes sense today. Click Here for the Q&A With Seth Berkley- The Search for an Aids Vaccine
Emily Oster flips our thinking on AIDS in Africa Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong.
Kristen Ashburn: Photos of AIDS In this moving talk, documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn shares unforgettable images of the human impact of AIDS in Africa.
Seth Berkley: HIV and Flu – The Vaccine Strategy Seth Berkley explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats — from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics.
Sex, Drugs, and HIV – Let’s Get Rational: Elizabeth Pisani Armed with bracing logic, wit and her “public-health nerd” glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today’s political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations — from junkies in prison to sex workers on [...]