Tagged: Infectious Diseases

NEWS: Infectious Diseases: Looming Epidemic In Russia

Last year, approximately 95,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Russia. It’s the only region in the world where the HIV/ AIDS epidemic continues to spread. Frequent places for contracting viruses of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV are prisons, where a perfect storm seems to be gathering driving a massive epidemic…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fuels HIV/ AIDS In Women

New report shows: alcohol use fuels already unequal power relationship between men and women. This brings about several negative consequences, especially for women. A report by the University of the Witwatersrand and the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication shows that South African women consume less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they bear a disproportionate burden of the consequences of alcohol. This is particularly true for women’s risk of contracting HIV…

BLOG: Travel Diary #1: Videos From Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Kristina and myself are traveling through the Southern African region these days. It’s great fun and exciting to meet so many heart-driven civil society organizations in the different countries, to hang out with our members and to go on advocacy meetings. It’s also great fun to film these short travel diaries. We want to share them with you…

NEWS: Storify UNDP & WHO Workshop On Alcohol Policy

UNDP and WHO held AVID2 workshop in Gaborone, Botswana bringing together academia, governments and civil society to plan how to effectively integrate alcohol policy with policies to curb interpersonal violence and infectious diseases…

NEWS: Higher Alcohol Taxes Help Decrease STDs

Higher Taxes On Alcohol Can Decrease Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases; A new University of Florida study has drawn another association: the price of alcohol and sexually transmitted infections. According to the research, which was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, there is a correlation between gonorrhea rates and the price of alcohol…