World AIDS Week

December 1st marked this year’s World AIDS Day, and here at U-M we mark this occasion with an entire week of AIDS-related education, empowerment, learning opportunities. So what is the status of HIVS/AIDS in the US and globally, anyways? More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV infection, and 1 in…

20 Years Later

November 7, 1991. There are a few days where you just remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. This is one of them. This was the day Magic Johnson, one of the NBA’s brightest stars, announced to the world that he was HIV positive and essentially changed the face…

SexLab Research Project as Part of Social Work Internship

The Sexuality + Health Lab is new to the School of Public Health. Dr. José Bauermeister is the principal investigator of a number of studies being conducted by current students and recent graduates. In its short time, the lab has already published and presented at conferences, including the Association of Public Health’s national conference. As…

World AIDS Day 2009

Today is World AIDS Day: a day where 5,500 people will die of AIDS and 8,200 more will become infected with HIV – 152 of them in the United States of America. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS just released a report that says that AIDS is the leading cause of death globally in…

Michigan Community Conversation for a National AIDS Strategy

Michigan got its chance to give feedback to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy on Wednesday, 18 November 2009. From across the state, providers, people living with HIV, and people affected by HIV came and gave their recommendations, suggestions, and demands on video tape and in writing. I was the statewide organizer for…

What shoes and social activism have in common

Apperently a whole lot. Kenneth Cole, notable American fashion designer and social activist joined SPH students, staff, and faculty in telling us how. But let’s start at the beginning: A few students, me and fellow blogger Carrie included, had the opportunity to meet him personally before his big lecture. We received Kenneth Cole  t-shirts with…