Tag: AIDS

Abstinence focused program not working in Africa

Last week, a published health study revealed that the money spent pushing abstinence as foremost in reducing HIV/AIDS infections in Africa might have been wasted. The United States has reportedly spent a cumulative $1.4 billion between 2004 and 2013 in some African countries through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.   Started… Read More

Repercussions of Reagan’s response to the AIDS crisis

The death of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, has galvanized a retrieval of past conflicts surrounding Ronald Reagan’s time in office. Hillary Clinton attended the funeral and talked about her relationship she shared with the former First Lady. The Democratic presidential candidate found herself stumbling upon a statement where she falsely attributed the national AIDS… Read More

Studies show higher prevalence of HIV/AIDS in African-American communities

Few diseases carry a stronger negative social stigma than HIV/AIDS: human immunodeficiency virus, which can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Part of the stigma comes from the high association of the disease with homosexual activity and sharing of drug needles, but indeed anyone can be infected. Despite recent advances in detection, and increased willingness to… Read More