A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

SF is Ready – Are You?

April 3, 2013 in inQueery

According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 50,000 people are infected with HIV in the United States every year. Nearly two-thirds of these cases occur in men who have sex with other men. These incidences are especially high in California, which has higher rates of HIV infection than any other state. This is a pressing community health concern, but great social and medical strides have been made since the discovery of the virus in the early 1980s. With proper treatment, a person li…

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