Month: December 2014

A Perspective on World AIDS Day from Namibia

Posted by On December 5, 2014

This post originally appeared on By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Namibia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world. In 2013, the HIV prevalence was 14.3 percent. An estimated 178,000 people are living with HIV in Namibia. Despite these numbers, Namibia is seeing some success in tackling the disease. Between 2005 and 2013, the […]


Five Facts You Should Know About HIV and Cervical Cancer

Posted by On December 3, 2014

This post originally appeared on on By Andrea Kirsten-Coleman Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer than HIV-negative women. Here are five facts that you should know about the link between the two diseases: 1. Women living with HIV are four-to-five-times more likely to be diagnosed […]


Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer.

Posted by On December 1, 2014

This post originally appeared on Today is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against AIDS, show support for people living with the disease, and remember those who have died. Despite having come to the forefront of global health in the 1980s, AIDS continues to take the lives of […]