Brazil has been internationally recognized for its successful, rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS. Now, unexpectedly, the country has an emblematic case of backlash. In this lecture, Vera Paiva, professor of social psychology and preventive medicine at University of São Paulo, will describe more recent sociopolitical shifts, as well as present results from an intervention study that tested the acceptability and effects of a multicultural human rights approach.
In this World AIDS Day post for the journal Reproductive Health, Professor Laura Ferguson calls for doubled-down HIV advocacy as global politics shift further into uncertainty.
by Lara Stemple, Portia Karegeya and Sofia Gruskin, for Human Rights Quarterly.
At the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) Director Sofia Gruskin presented an abstract at the "legal protection of people living with HIV and key populations" track. The abstract, “Strengthening the HIV-related legal and policy environment for key populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents project poster at AIDS 2016
Professors Sofia Gruskin and Shubha Kumar published “Human Rights and the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Living with HIV- A Literature Review,” in the Journal of the International AIDS Society this month. The study aimed to review the current state of knowledge on the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living … Continue reading Literature review examines rights and sexual, reproductive health of women living with HIV
By Shubha Kumar, Sofia Gruskin, Rajat Khosla and Manjulaa Narasimhan, published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.
This month professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including NGO representatives, parliamentarians, religious leaders and more as part of GHHR’s ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work builds on the mid-term evaluation of … Continue reading Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo
By Elizabeth K. Harrington, Shari Dworkin, Mellissa Withers, Maricianah Onono, Zachary Kwena & Sara J. Newman, published in Culture, Health & Sexuality Oct. 26, 2015.
The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to continue to work together, building on their recently completed project entitled "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan … Continue reading Human rights partnership continues with UNDP
Eliana Zucchi, MPH, and Sarah MacCarthy, DSc, will provide an overview of critical issues concerning HIV/AIDS in Brazil. Although Brazil is widely recognized for its successful response in making antiretroviral treatment free and universally available, persistent obstacles remain. Eliana will discuss her work on psychosocial aspects underlying decision-making about HIV testing among adolescents with special … Continue reading 11/04/15 – HIV Decision Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil