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A third member of the Yale School of Public Health’s Modeling Unit has received a prestigious federal innovation award, bolstering the unit’s position as an international leader in modeling science in the field of public health.
- January 14, 2020
Yale School of Public Health Assistant Professor Gregg Gonsalves has encountered many challenges fighting the HIV epidemic over the past 30 years. What he sees now has him as concerned as he has ever been.
- January 02, 2020
Yale study urges life-saving drug treatment to combat Ukraine’s HIV epidemic
- December 09, 2019
When Swati Gupta, MPH ’97, was pursuing her degree at the Yale School of Public Health, she had no idea that one day she would be involved in the development of one of the most important vaccines of the early 21st century.
- December 04, 2019
Hanna Ehrlich combines interests in ecology and epidemiology through her doctoral research.
- December 03, 2019
Wait for it. Wait for it. That’s what the world has been doing ever since 1984 with the “it” being an effective and safe HIV vaccine. That year Margaret Heckler, then the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a press conference, “we hope to have a vaccine ready for testing in about two years,” and added, “"yet another terrible disease is about to yield to patience, persistence and outright genius.” Those words offered some encouragement that an HIV vaccine could have been available for use before the end of the 1980’s. Well, that prediction turned out to be off by oh about 30 years and counting. But after years of “wait for it,” there is optimism that the legendary arrival of a real HIV vaccine could happen as soon as 2021.
- November 27, 2019
A newborn immune system responds to HIV infection less effectively than a more mature one, so an HIV-positive baby should be started on antiretroviral therapy as soon after birth as possible, new research suggests. Although treatment early in life was known to be advantageous, the study, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, shows the immune system’s response in detail for the first time. The study could energize efforts to treat newborns with HIV, several experts say, and it may help pave the way for an eventual long-lasting treatment or even a cure.
- November 21, 2019
The textbook focuses on how differences in immune responses among individuals affect the epidemiology of infectious diseases, cancer, hypersensitivity, and autoimmunity.
- November 20, 2019
The Americas set a gloomy record in 2019: the most dengue cases ever reported. More than 2.7 million cases of the mosquito-borne disease have struck the region, largely in Brazil, the Pan American Health Organization reported on November 13.
- November 14, 2019
Fans of wild swimming have been evangelical about natural water for years – and more cities are taking the plunge with chlorine-free public pools