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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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African Studies Association Health Workshop – Wednesday, November 28, 12pm – 5 pm

We are pleased to announce a workshop to assist younger generations in developing critical research approaches that can be used to inform and to problematize public health research, policies, and programming in Africa. We also will use the workshop as a starting point to push the science of public health interventions in new directions, ones that are more inclusive of …

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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 …

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Uncomfortable research: expectations and experiences in examinations of HIV/AIDS and ‘hope’ in Serbia

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Serbia isn’t the first, or even the tenth, country that generally comes to mind when thinking about places deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. But in common with the rest of the Eastern European region it has a pressing HIV problem. With an emerging concentrated epidemic, a severely weakened health infrastructure and the ongoing political and economic ‘transition’ Serbia experiences significant challenges …

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From saving lives to cutting costs? Challenges for a new era for activism

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In 2011 South Africans witnessed a series of animated exchanges between Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and AIDS activists on the question of ‘sexual responsibility’ and the criminalization of HIV positive people who knowingly infect others[1]. Zille, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) political opposition, argued that those who behave sexually irresponsibly do not deserve their free …

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Symposium ‘Beyond Biosocialities in Medical Anthropology’
Organizers:  Eileen Moyer and Vinh-Kim Nguyen

Amsterdam, 17-19 January 2013

The field of medical anthropology has enjoyed explosive growth since its emergence roughly forty years ago, driven both by tremendous interest in the innovative ways in which it has addressed understanding human relations, the increasing importance of biomedicine in everyday lives …

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STRIVE: a research consortium on the structural drivers of HIV

We’re posting a short announcement here from colleagues at STRIVE, which was recently launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We look forward to critical exchange and debate!

From Hillary Rodham Clinton onwards, everyone at the 2012 International AIDS Conference agreed that tackling structural factors – such as stigma and gender-based violence – is essential to effective …