Dr. Suzanne Crowe: Still working to stop AIDS

By Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D. J.A. Senior International Correspondent Melbourne, Australia: Here we are on the other side of the planet and below the Equator. At this 20th International AIDS Conference, thousands of people are running from session to session to gather as much information as possible about how they can help in the […]

‘Stepping up the Pace’ theme in sync with U.S. AIDS agenda

The Jackson Advocate conducted an interview in collaboration with The Black AIDS Institute on July 22, 2014, at the 20th Biennial International AIDS Conference. Jim Sulton of the Advocate joined with Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Institute, to interview Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for […]

Tuberculosis and HIV: The co-infection Epidemic

By Dr. Anne T. Sulton, Esq. JA Sr. International Correspondent Melbourne, Australia: The 20th International AIDS Conference opened on Sunday. More than 10,000 delegates from over 100 countries are addressing issues relating to the conference theme – “Stepping up the Pace”. Delegates are focused on eradicating AIDS. They are working toward ensuring that the next […]

Black AIDS Institute making an impact at International AIDS Conference in Australia

The Jackson Advocate conducted an exclusive interview with Phill Wilson, President/CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, during the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The meeting was the 20th biennial conference of the organization and the session was held with JA reporter Jim Sulton. Jackson Advocate: Phill, I have already had the advantage of […]

Understanding the Impact of Travel Restrictions on Persons Living with HIV

Melbourne, Australia: Among the challenges faced by persons living with HIV are international travel restrictions.  Reportedly, at least 50 countries prohibit persons with HIV from entering.  Some countries expel or deport foreigners having acquired the disease while in that country. During the 20th International AIDS Conference, travel restrictions were discussed by panelists from the USA, […]

Addressing Gender Concerns: Violence and HIV

Melbourne, Australia: Among the sessions held during the 20th International AIDS Conference was a panel discussion entitled Addressing Gender Concerns: Violence and HIV. Employing rigorous empirical social science methodologies, teams of researchers on three continents attempted to answer some of the previously un-asked questions that are crucially important to understanding the nature and extent of […]

Public Engagement With HIV Science

Melbourne, Australia: Co-Chairs Judith Auerbach (USA) and Veronica Noseda (France) moderated a panel of distinguished social scientists exploring questions relating to the technological, behavioural, social, political and economic factors associated with individuals’ decisions to participate in HIV prevention and treatment programs. All of the panellists acknowledged the challenges faced by researchers conducting clinical trials, i.e., […]