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Women in science

Women in science

The proportion of female scientists has increased across the world since the 1990s. However, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. We asked five women at different stages of their career paths and from various countries and backgrounds to share their experiences and insights into being a female scientist. These are their stories... Read more
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When HIV is criminalized

When HIV is criminalized

Rosemary Namubiru is a 67-year-old nurse living with HIV. She is a mother, grandmother and IAS Member. She was wrongfully accused of intentionally exposing a child to HIV while administering an injection in January 2014. The child did not acquire HIV. However, the accusations created a media firestorm, and she was arrested live on television. Originally charged with attempted murder, she was eventually convicted of criminal negligence. However, on appeal, the judge found that her initial three-y...
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Getting to GIPA 2.0

Getting to GIPA 2.0

Bruno Spire is a researcher living with HIV and a senior scientist at the French National Institute for Medical Research (INSERM). Bruno has been a member of the International AIDS Society (IAS) since 2008 and has been on the IAS Governing Council for the European region since 2016. Since 1988, he has been a member of AIDES, the main nongovernmental HIV organization in France, and he is now honorary President. Bruno is a scientist, but more so, he is an advocate on HIV community-based research. ...
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A country on the brink

A country on the brink

Grisbel Escobar is the director of the Civil Association of Women United for Health (MUSAS), an organization created to support women living with HIV in Venezuela. Dr Martin Carballo is an infectious disease specialist and coordinator of the AIDS unit at the University Hospital of Caracas since 1998. He is also a member of the antiretroviral resistance committee and an advisor on antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines in Venezuela. In the midst of the current crisis in Venezuela, these two In...
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Living with HIV, then and now

Living with HIV, then and now

The first AIDS-related deaths were reported in the United States on 5 June 1981. Thirty-six years later, there are almost 37 million people living with HIV. Today, seven of these people share their personal stories; they come from around the world and are between the ages of 23 and 73 years. In this #IASONEVOICE series, International AIDS Society (IAS) Members shed light on the diversity of experiences, perspectives and realities of HIV over time across ages, countries and backgrounds. Here are ...
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 Testing on the front lines

Testing on the front lines

Garry Kuchel is a registered nurse with more than 26 years of experience. He has been an International AIDS Society (IAS) Member since 2014. Garry currently works at the M Clinic, a sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men in Perth, Australia. He provides free, confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and associated services for men who have sex with men (MSM). In recognition of International Nurses Day this month, Garry opens up about his experiences pr...
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Standing up for science

Standing up for science

The support and investment of the United States has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking and historic health milestones in the world. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has led to highly effective treatments, such as of life-saving antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis, turning a fatal infection into a chronic, manageable one in many places. Millions of lives have been saved by implementing those scientific advances through the US President's Eme...
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