Depression, stigma and poverty often delay people living in rural areas who are diagnosed as HIV-positive from seeking care. A U.Va. Health System initiative will attempt to use a smartphone app to break through those barriers.
A simple ceramic water purification tablet invented at U.Va. that can disinfect water simply by resting in a vessel where water is poured will be introduced Friday during a celebration event.
Assistant professor of medicine Dr. Rebecca Dillingham is the new director of U.Va.’s Center for Global Health, which was founded in 2001 by infectious diseases expert Dr. Richard L. Guerrant.
January 28, 2008 — African Americans comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population and now account for nearly half of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS. "The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community has reached a state of emergency and there are signs that it is only intensifying," said Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor and Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia.