HIV/AIDS Prevention: Back to the Basics for Japan?

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Since HIV/AIDS hit the surface of public consciousness in the 1980s, it has been frequently discussed and impressed upon the psyche of more than a generation’s worth of young people worldwide. As a member of this 1980s generation, I knew it was a problem that lurked about us, but I was at a loss for how to define or describe it.[Read more]

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The drawing depicts Mrs. Vera Newman, a beloved character created by San Francisco residents, David Faulk, Mrs. Vera’s alter ego, and Michael Johnstone.… [Read more]

World AIDS Day 2011

Today is World AIDS Day. It’s hard to believe that it has been 23 years since the first global health day was held. Remarkable strides have been made in both medical advancements and understanding of HIV/AIDS during the past two decades. As the result of strong and concerted efforts towards improvements in science and technology, many HIV- positive people are able to live long and productive lives despite the presence of the virus.… [Read more]

It’s Not Going Away

Just because something isn’t discussed much anymore does not mean that it is no longer a problem.  HIV/AIDS has not disappeared and, in fact, segments of some communities are experiencing an increase in the rate of escalation.

There has been much discussion about, and lots of opposition to, proposed reforms to the nation’s health care system. … [Read more]