Political will for improving the health and rights of young people is increasing. We have seen the failure of abstinence-only programs to reduce rates of HIV infection and pregnancy among youth, and the evidence comprehensive sexuality education programs' success is growing. International...Read more
Political will for improving the health and rights of young people is increasing. We have seen the failure of abstinence-only programs to reduce rates of HIV infection and pregnancy among youth, and the evidence comprehensive sexuality education programs' success is growing. International...Read more
When picturing Belize, many people imagine beaches, snorkeling, and Mayan ruins. The Caribbean country is about the same size as the state of Massachusetts, and has a population of just over 324,000. The people who live in Belize are as diverse as its environmental attractions. Because of its...Read more
When picturing Belize, many people imagine beaches, snorkeling, and Mayan ruins. The Caribbean country is about the same size as the state of Massachusetts, and has a population of just over 324,000. The people who live in Belize are as diverse as its environmental attractions. Because of its...Read more
Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is...Read more
Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is...Read more
Sustainable development. Community development. Economic development. In my line of work, I have heard these phrases thrown around quite a bit. But what is development? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes development as the process in which “the government encourages the establishment of new...Read more
I am prone to daydreaming. As I walked around the International AIDS Conference, I couldn’t help but imagine our makeshift, conference community as its own world. If we really were a community, babies would be born, relationships would form, and occasionally, situations of sexual risk would occur...Read more
How did a lone primate hunter in Cameroon spark the global AIDS epidemic? Tinderbox presents a fascinating history of colonialism and disease. Using new scientific evidence to trace the history of HIV, journalist Craig Timberg and HIV/AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell an unsettling yet...Read more
Recent evidence indicating that hormonal contraception may increase the risk of women acquiring and transmitting HIV has caught the eye of the World Health Organization (WHO). However, after a two-day convening to evaluate whether changes to its advice regarding HIV and the use of hormonal...Read more