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Spring 2009

E-Newsletter: Volume 3, No. 1

New HIV Prevention Initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa

The HIV Center has begun as series of new activities in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and beyond to partner with HIV behavioral scientists from throughout the Middle East and North Africa to intervene in a region that, for now, has a comparatively low HIV prevalence rate.

CDC Names Health Living Project an Effective Behavioral Intervention

The Healthy Living Project, a program designed and evaluated by the HIV Center, has been chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for inclusion in The 2008 Compendium of Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions.

Round Up: Recently Awarded Grants at the HIV Center

From perinatally infected youths moving towards adulthood, to HIV prevention and treatment in South Africa, to HIV-based home testing: newly funded research projects at the HIV Center are extending existing existing lines of investigation while also launching new avenues of inquiry.

HIV Center Newsbriefs

  • HIV Center mourns the passing of Dr. Alan Berkman
  • MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative renewed for two years
  • 2009 IASR meeting
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Seminars on sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS social movements
  • Columbia highlights HIV Center
  • Resources on HIV Center Website

From the Director
"The Continued Urgency of HIV Prevention in the Era of Treatment Scale-up"

by Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.

Voice of the Community
An HIV Center in the Middle East and North Africa?

by Sherine Shawky, M.D., Dr.P.H. Research Professor, The American University in Cairo

About the HIV Center

Edited by Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.,
HIV Center Director of Communications

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