ICAP’s Dr. Elaine Abrams Honored for Contributions to Clinical Care and Research

October 31, 2016

The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) is honoring Dr. Elaine J. Abrams, senior research director of ICAP and professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, for her significant contributions to the field of HIV medicine. As the recipient of the 2016 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award, Dr. Abrams is being recognized for her achievements in clinical care, provider education and her contributions that have changed practice and impacted pediatric and maternal HIV care worldwide.

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In Myanmar, Peer Supporters Help Patients to Embrace HIV Treatment at Local Hospitals

October 28, 2016

In Myanmar, only one-half of all people living with HIV have access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). One of the factors impacting access is that publicly-funded HIV services are provided at central hospitals located in larger states, requiring patients to travel long distances and receive care in an unfamiliar setting. To address this barrier to care and treatment, Myanmar’s National AIDS Programme had prioritized decentralization of ART services, and in 2013 Hlaing Tharyar Township Hospital in the outskirts of Yangon, was equipped to provide HIV care and dispense ART to patients.

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