Tools

HIV/AIDS Course @ UNC: Live Classes

From clinical manifestations of HIV to AIDS in the Prison Setting, every class is recorded for you, your organization, agency or clinic. Ground breaking information presented by experts in the field, streamed straight to your computer.

 

Friday Conference Podcasts

The UNC Center for AIDS Research partners with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to host a weekly conference series featuring experts in the field. The topics include not only infectious disease, but also epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

2015 World AIDS Day Symposium Webinar

Morning Session: “Antiretrovirals as Prevention: State of the ‘ART'”

Afternoon Session: “HIV and the Criminal Justice System: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box”

 

 

CUREiculum

The CUREiculum is a suite of tools that provides simple, accessible information on HIV cure research, organizing into a systematic format for ongoing or issue-specific learning. Each module of the CUREiculum has a set of tools that can be used by a self-learner interested in knowing more or an educator looking for resources to conduct training workshops.

 

    Historic UNC-led  Research

 

HPTN 052: 2011 Breakthrough of the Year

The momentous UNC-led study found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced HIV transmission in couples by at least 96 percent. As a result, U.S. and international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have incorporated “treatment as prevention”into their policy guidelines.

HIV Cure: “Shock and Kill” Sleeping Cells

UNC scientists are pioneering HIV cure research. David Margolis and his colleagues are the front runners in the exploration of HIV latency: mobilizing sleeping cells before they wake up, and developing drugs to kill them.

 

 

Staging the Immune System: Humanized Mice

The first humanized mice– mice that have been transplanted with human tissue in order to mirror the human immune system environment–were initially developed by UNC virologist J. Victor Garcia, and have become critical to the advancement of HIV cure research.

 

 

Breakthrough in mother-to-child HIV

The long standing belief that in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission breastfeeding moms must wean their infants early on was dispelled by Dr. Charles van der Horst’s 2002-2010 trial in Malawi. The study demonstrated that transmission of HIV to breastfeeding babies reduced by 74% if the mother took a single daily dose of antiviral medication, and continued breastfeeding.

Community-Driven Approach to Research

UNC CFAR investigator Kate MacQueen, an anthropologist by trade, led LinCS 2 Durham, a community-based participatory research project that brings members of the Black community in Durham, NC, and scientists together to help chart the course of future HIV prevention research in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

    HIV/AIDS in the South

HIV & Incarceration: a mini documentary

[un]seen: Stories of the Parallel Epidemics of HIV and Incarceration in North Carolina explores the complexities of two intertwined epidemics: HIV and incarceration. Director Caitlin Kleiboer’s website also provides FAQ videos with Dr. David Wohl, specialist in HIV and the criminal justice system, and statistics and graphics on HIV and populations most affected by incarceration.

Washington Post: the South is New Epicenter

This Washington Post article explores the convergence of “perfect storm factors” that make the Deep South the new epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.

 

 

PLUS Magazine: How do We Stop HIV Epidemic in the South?

This article published in PLUS Magazine asks: “Why are Americans fixated on an epidemic that is half a world away rather than on the epidemic ravaging southern states on our own shores? Is it because the disproportionate number of Americans dying of HIV-related conditions are African-American?”

 

PLUS Magazine: “The South Has Risen”

Part 1 in a series of four articles taking regional overviews of the effects of HIV. “A widely held false perception that HIV remains only an urban ill has led the South to emerge as the new epicenter of the U.S. pandemic.”

 

The South talks: the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative’s study

In order to determine how best to address and improve HIV-related outcomes in communities in the South, the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative examined existing HIV-related prevention and care infrastructure and community characteristics of Columbia, SC, due to high HIV and AIDS diagnosis rates. Be sure to look at the statements from focus group interviews–they reveal a lot about the unique factors contributing to the South’s vulnerability to HIV.

 

 

     Stats, Maps and Graphics

AIDSVu.org

AIDSVu is an interactive online map illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The national, state and local map views on AIDSVu allow users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations, HIV treatment center locations, and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites.

 

African Americans & HIV in the U.S.

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UNAIDS: HIV Infographics

The UNAIDS library of infographics covers an array of HIV topics, from scaling up treatment to populations being left behind.

 

 

CDC: Infographics, Posters, and Social Media Badges & Messaging

The CDC’s library is stocked with web-ready infographics, print-ready posters, and badges and messaging for social media.