A one-stop shop

A takeaway from AIDS 2014 – the need to serve women in a holistic way

By Regina Moore, Manager, External Relations & Communications, PSI “We need to look at a woman or man holistically. We need a one-stop-shop.” It’s been about two weeks since I returned from the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, but this simple statement uttered by South African singer and activist Yvonne Chaka Chaka remains

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Last on the needle

Why we need to reach women who inject drugs with critical health services

By Laetitia Lemoine Women who inject drugs are “last on the needle”. This was the message conveyed during the Symposia Session “Women Drug Users: Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Health” at the 2014 International AIDS Conference. Part of an already marginalized group, women who use drugs in developing regions face extreme levels of gender-based violence,

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A powerful combination

Reaching challenging populations by integrating services under a social franchise brand

By Stephano Gudukeya, PSI Zimbabwe This year’s AIDS Conference has been a whirlwind of activity and information. One topic that has come up time and again is linkages and the challenges involved with connecting people to the services they need. It seems like a no-brainer – when services are integrated, it’s easier for people to

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Focusing on where HIV will be

Yves Girard Pierre Louis, deputy director of OHMaSS, the PSI network member in Haiti, reports briefly on what he sees as the big takeaways coming from the 20th International AIDS Conference

Yves Girard Pierre Louis, deputy director of OHMaSS, the PSI network member in Haiti, reports briefly on what he sees as the big takeaways coming from the 20th International AIDS Conference

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Circumcision does not promote risky behavior, study finds

The Daily Impact

July 22, 2014 New research released today shows that the HIV prevention effort of voluntary male circumcision does not lead to an increase in risky behavior. From VOA: The study was done in Kenya’s Nyanza Province, a region where male circumcision is not common. Nelli Westercamp is the study’s principle investigator and lead author –

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