Ryan White Remembered

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April 8 marks the 28 year anniversary of Ryan White’s death. Before HIV transmission was well understood, factor 8, a protein important to blood clotting, was often pooled from hundreds of untested blood donations.  This exposed hemophilia patients like Ryan White to HIV; in an article for PBS Newshour, Dr. Howard Markel recalls that “virtually… Read More

5th Annual International Conference on Stigma: “Lean on Me! Standing Together for Human Rights in Health”

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The 5th Annual International Conference on Stigma, “Lean on Me! Standing Together for Human Rights in Health”, will feature keynote speaker Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy at The White House. Plenary Sessions will include information on human rights, health, community programs, and interventions to address stigma. Friday, November 21,… Read More

HIV/AIDS Stigma Talk with James Kiwanuka-Tondo

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, associate professor in the NC State Department of Communication, will give a talk on about HIV/AIDS stigma as part of the Mary Junck Research Colloquium Series HIV/AIDS Stigma: Discussions from Black Female College Students on the role of religious organizations and health institutions in promoting dialogue and dissipating shame September 19, 2014 from 3-4… Read More