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Resource: PrEP Education Materials for Native Americans

Project Inform, in collaboration with the Urban Indian Health Institute launched a PrEP resource for Native Americans, who are often left out of HIV prevention discussions despite being disproportionately affected by HIV. The resource uses adapted material from Project Inform’s portfolio of PrEP materials and adjusts to fit the needs of the targeted population. The […]

Resource: National STD Curriculum

The University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center has created a National STD Curriculum. This free educational website is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training (NNPTC), an STD prevention initiative that partners with health departments and universities. This particular resource […]

Resource: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

People living with HIV (PLWH) have the opportunity to live longer and with better health outcomes if they have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Although this treatment allows PLWH to achieve virologic suppression, multiple barriers still exist for receiving the treatment.  In 2017, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) partnered with 19 states […]

Resource: MSM Sexual Health Standards of Care Guide

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) developed a number of materials aimed to address the sexual health needs in the US. They recently launched this resource guide to provide strategies and best practices for delivering respectful and quality sexual health services to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).  

Resource: 2017 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report

From the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center of the University of Minnesota, this report presents adolescent health professionals with current adolescent sexual health data and statistics. Providing reports for each county in Minnesota (87 in total) assists adolescent health professionals across the state in assessing and creating action plans to address the sexual health needs of youth in Minnesota. […]

Partners in Health Co-Founders Release New Book on Global Health

Partners in Health (PIH) co-founders Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim have edited a book entitled Reimagining Global Health. This book employs an interdisciplinary approach to global health and can be useful to f public health, nursing, medicine, anthropology, history, and sociology professionals and students. Drawing from years of experience in the field, […]

MCH Field Experience: Summer 2013

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani This summer, I had the opportunity to fulfill my field experience requirement at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  I was stationed in the STD and HIV section of MDH and was employed with the task of developing protocol for the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review as it relates to perinatal transmission […]

An AIDS-Free Generation: Is it Possible?

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani In the last several decades, HIV/AIDS has plagued populations, disrupted economic and family structures, and highlighted underserved groups.  Since the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS, more than 25 million people have died as a result of complications from the illness. The disease has been particularly devastating in certain portions of Africa: out […]

How long-term benefits override upfront costs: using research and evaluation to justify a female condom intervention

In a time where economic interests override public health concerns, a new study published in AIDS and Behavior shows that public health spending can reduce costs in the long run. In general, female condoms are more expensive than male condoms. However, after cost-analyzing an initiative that distributed 200,000 condoms to women in a neighborhood with […]

Perceptions of HIV in Hard Hit Areas

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has released a new and enlightening report from a 12-city project initiated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Department created the plan to enhance HIV prevention, care and treatment in cities with high HIV/AIDS burden. These metropolitan cities represent 44% of the U.S.’s AIDS […]

Research: Transitioning Teens with HIV into Adult Care

This week, to follow theme of our recently published Healthy Generations: MCH in the New Era of HIV, we will be posting articles, pictures, organizations, and advocacy efforts addressing HIV issues today. Come back, check-out the blog, and keep updated on the posts! In January 2011, the Journal of Pediatric Health Care published an article […]

Women, HIV/AIDS and Art

The HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women developed by the website The Body is committed to providing resources on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in women. They have created a special report entitled HIV & Me: A Woman’s Guide to Living with HIV, as well as news, roundtables, and information on pregnancy, complications and relationships. The site also […]

Article: Prevention Efforts in HIV Transmission

To follow theme of our recently published Healthy Generations: MCH in the New Era of HIV, we will be posting articles, pictures, organizations, and advocacy efforts addressing HIV issues today. Come back, check-out the blog, and keep updated on the posts! The New York Times has published an article addressing current research in HIV prevention, […]

New Issue of Healthy Generations: MCH in the New Era of HIV

Hot off the presses! The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota is very pleased to announce the release of the Fall 2011 issue of Healthy Generations on MCH in the New Era of HIV. Print copies will arrive in your mailbox in the next couple of […]