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Safir Soeparna

7 Unconventional Ways to Fight HIV


HIV is always a looming threat to a fulfilling sexual life, and Safir Soeparna knows just as well as any of us, which is why he gives us 7 unique ways to keep this virus out of our lives. 

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The Red Whistle: Sounding the Alarm on the Rising HIV Problem

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

There is an alarming rise in HIV cases in the Philippines. Evan Tan shares what advocacy group The Red Whistle is doing to help stem the tide.

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The HIV Diaries

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 12, 2015

Fajar Jasmin and Leonnie FM share stories about the challenges of living with HIV in establishing a family relationship.

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Understanding Cancer

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Simulating HIV prevention

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

HIV and AIDS remain a significant health issue.  There are many methods that we use in public health to understand and intervene in the HIV epidemic, but it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of one strategy over another.  To tackle this issue, Ginger McKay has incorporated simulation modeling as part of her dissertation work.  Her hope with this work is to suggest better ways to structure the public health system so that the services provided for HIV prevention are more strategic, effective and efficient.

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Sex, PrEP and the Adolescent Brain

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Definate Nhamo discusses the advances in treatment for sexually transmitted deseases including HIV 

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A Community That CARES; Working toward a world stigma-free of HIV

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Your local HIV service agency CARES is here for your community. Beth Haire-Lewis and Chris Rice share the latest amazing scientific advancements on treatment and PrEP, a daily medication that prevents on HIV. We share a message of hope and love on today, December 1 - World AIDS Day.

BETH HAIRE-LEWIS was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She currently works at CARES (Community AIDS and Resource Education Services) and enjoys her job where she helps people who are living with and affected by HIV find treatment, support, and lead whole healthy lives. Beth does community outreach about HIV awareness and health education. Ask her anything!  She is a board member of the Out Center and NTAA, one of the MCs and Co-Chairs for the Gene Harris Coming Home Concert in Downtown Benton Harbor, performs with the band Sankofa, and occasionally MCs at the Livery’s Open Stage - you can catch her singing there and in her church choir. Beth is animal friendly, fun, and loves all people!

Chris Rice is a out and proud marketing professional bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy to corporate America. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, and coming out at the age of 15, Chris decided he would never go back into the closet to climb the corporate ladder. He gives back to the community by organizing an annual fundraiser at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago's River North neighborhood supporting organizations like Project Fierce Chicago, the Out Center, Mr. Friendly, and CARES. Chris has served as the co-lead of the Whirlpool Pride Network, LGBTQ resource group for Whirlpool Corporation since 2013, on several local boards, was Mr. Campit Leather 2015, and honored as one of Windy City Times 2015 30 Under 30 for his advocacy efforts in the workplace.

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Herwaarderen van je bloed

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2017

Door een verhoogd risico op hiv mogen homoseksuele mannen geen bloed doneren. Haiko Schlömer verwerkt graag actuele en persoonlijke vraagstukken op autonome wijze in zijn ontwerpen: zo ging hij bijvoorbeeld op zoek naar de herwaardering van zijn eigen bloed, door dit te gebruiken als materiaal in zijn ontwerpen.



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Finding "A Place Set Apart"

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Tracey Jones shares about the history and benefaction that Camp Wendake contributes to the community. Camp Wendake is a one week residential camp for people living with HIV/AIDS, and it is considered by all to be "A Place Set Apart". Free from judgement and stigma, this volunteer-run camp brings together the most incredible community of campers, volunteers, and stakeholders. Find out more about Camp Wendake here and how you can be involved! 

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HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

On a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa, Komal documents those working on HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of the HIV+ population towards HIV-to-HIV transplantation. The talk focuses on Dr. Elmi Muller and her journey in performing the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant and the reaction of institutions thereafter,