The story of the global pandemic of HIV is one of the most fascinating tales in medicine in our time, or indeed in any time. But the story of AIDS is also one of how countries across the world have had to acknowledge and respond to issues of stigmatised behaviours and human rights.
The meetings are presentations of three papers on HIV, selected by the three faculties. Commentaries of these papers and others (about 15 in total) are published each month in the HIV Digest which the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is commissioned to produce by UNAIDS. The meetings allow for questions and discussion and […]
Andrew McMahon takes a look at how we can use maths to help fight disease
On June 5th, 1981, the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published the first report of AIDS. Entitled ‘5 cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)’, it included case studies of five previously healthy young men, all homosexuals, who had been treated for PCP, a lung condition normally seen only in severely […]