Tag: HIV/Aids

Local communities, global connections

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Rebekah Williams (WCAS 2015) and Kaitlin Hansen (WCAS 2015) to learn more about how their study abroad experience in South Africa led to summer research and strengthened their career goals. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? In the past decade, post-apartheid South Africa has experienced

A study of social context within HIV prevention efforts

Héctor Carrillo, MPH, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University, where he also co-directs the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN). His talk, titled “Immigrants, Shifting Social Contexts, and the Social Production of HIV Risk,” was presented as part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

The 10 Twitter accounts you should follow this summer

Wherever you find yourself this summer, if you can find Wi-Fi, you can get the latest on global health. Twitter has established itself as a valuable way to stay in touch with the global community and be in the know the instant something happens domestically or internationally. In a world more connected than ever, it’s possible

Northwestern Participates in World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1, and Northwestern is gearing up to offer events that will increase awareness and action on behalf of the student body. This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Each year, various nonprofit organizations, government bodies, and individuals join together to design programming surrounding the theme

Ugly Sweaters for a Meaningful Cause

Ryan Werffeli knows instantly that this is the one: a beige-brown sweater with an embroidered “winterscape” of snow-speckled pine trees, woodland creatures and a cozy cottage. There’s no doubt that this is one ugly sweater. But Werffeli can’t wait to wear it. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is prime time for the ugly sweater. Winter parties.