Tag: public health

A Syndemic Approach to HIV Prevention

We must have an approach which is both resolute in focusing on the disease but also takes into account the context which drives the epidemic. This means that we need to have what I call a syndemic approach. A syndemic approach means that we need to think and about the prevention treatment and care interface.…

By Jose Scott April 6, 2020 1

CDC: Start Talking. Stop HIV.: Own Devices

– THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF WAYS TO DO IT THESE DAYS. IN FACT, THERE’S NO EXCUSE NOT TO DO IT. YOU KNOW, BEFORE YOU…DO IT. TALKING. ABOUT EVERYTHING, FROM TESTING, YOUR STATUS, AND CONDOMS, TO NEW OPTIONS LIKE MEDICINES THAT PREVENT AND TREAT HIV. FOR SOME CONVERSATION STARTERS, GO TO CDC.GOV/ACTAGAINSTAIDS.

By Jose Scott April 1, 2020 0

Protect Yourself from HIV PSA

A person walks up to a whiteboard that reads, “HIV is…” The person writes the word “scary,” then crosses it out and writes something not visible to the audience. One by one three other people come to the whiteboard and write something on it. The scene cuts to the first person standing in front of…

By Jose Scott March 23, 2020 0

Start Talking. Stop HIV.: Condoms

If anyone’s having sex you’re always at a potential for risk- if the condom rips, if the condom, you know, isn’t used properly, that’s a big thing too. Some people think that putting on two condoms works. Some people legitimately think that. I’m trying to remember when I learned, and I don’t know remember that…

By Jose Scott March 21, 2020 0