Summer 2011 E-Newsletter: Volume 5, No. 1


A New Frontier in HIV Prevention: The Role of Antiretroviral Drugs

Combination treatment for HIV has been the standard of care

for over 15 years. Attention is now increasingly being turned to combination prevention for HIV, including the continuing use of

condoms along with ARV drugs among both infected and un-

infected populations. A symposium at the HIV Center explo-

red multiple facets of this debate, from "Test and Treat" ap-

proaches to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to strategies to re-

duce "community viral load."  More >>>




From the Director

"Training the next generation of HIV prevention leaders in South Africa"      by Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.

Voices of the Community

"Perspectives from the front lines of HIV prevention in South Africa"      by MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative Fellows Lulu Ngcobo, Wessel van den Berg, and Mantombi Nala-Preusker         

HIV Center Spotlight

Robert Remien, Ph.D., on research into the continuing challenges facing people living with HIV




MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative to Enroll a New Cohort of Fellows

In a major vote of confidence from the MAC AIDS Fund, the Leadership Initiative has been extended to make possible the enrollment of a fifth cohort. Twelve new Fellows have been chosen after a nationwide search in South Africa for emerging leaders in HIV prevention. More>>>

Navigating Ethical Challenges in Collaborative Community Research

Investigators from the HIV Center's Global Community Core have published "A Practical Framework for Navigating Ethical Challenges in Collaborative Community Research." This article provides details and access to a model Memorandum of Understanding. More>>>



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