Transcriptions

HIV, Science, and the Social

A collaborative forum for critical enquiry on HIV/AIDS and global health: experiment, ethics, and practice
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TB/HIV: Distinct Histories, Entangled Futures. Towards an Epistemology of Co-infection

Communication never occurs without a transformation,
and indeed always involves a stylized remodelling,
which intracollectively achieves corroboration
and which intercollectively yields fundamental alteration.

(Fleck 1981, 111)

One office, two diseases, two disciplines. That’s where we started. And while sharing an office as post-doctoral researchers at the University of Zürich, that’s where we stumbled upon one of those “epistemological obstacles” – …

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Research at the medico-legal borderland: perspectives on HIV and criminal law

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In recent years, the criminalization of HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure has become a hot topic among those working within the global AIDS milieu.  Social scientists have become increasingly attentive to the complex and varied consequences and impacts of HIV criminalization. Not surprisingly, at this year’s Association of the Social Science and Humanities on HIV (ASSHH) Conference there was a …

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Early Career Scholar’s Network Events at the Association for Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) Paris Conference

The Association for Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV conference in Paris presents an ideal opportunity to establish an open assemblage of early career researchers and scholars connected through a shared engagement in HIV/AIDS. By coming together and forming this collective, we hope to institute a space in which to provoke and facilitate dialogue and collaboration amongst early career scholars …

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Treatment as Prevention: recognising the creative potential of antiretroviral medications

On the 12th of June 2012 I attended a summit organised by The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA). It focused on implementation challenges and opportunities of biomedical prevention, TasP and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and was titled “Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals”. The conference facilitated discussion on the use of …

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Recently-funded Transdisciplinary Integrated HIV Prevention Project: Overview and challenges

[Editorial: Since April 2012, Transcriptions has been an eclectic group of scholars/activists interested in building a critical engagement between disciplines and fields of action on the intersections of global health and HIV. We’ve been intentionally open and sought to include activists, physicians, epidemiologists, anthropologists, policy makers, and others in an interdisciplinary conversation. Some of us met at the inaugural

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“Abstinence doesn’t work, so use condoms”: Critical responses to Christian youth sexualities and HIV prevention in Africa

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Sometime towards the end of May, this year, then-29 year-old Olympic athlete Lolo Jones revealed that she was still a virgin and she described this as the most difficult thing that she has ever done. Yes, she clarified, training for the Olympics was not nearly as difficult as remaining a virgin. A week following Lolo’s comments, a female guest on …