On June 5, it will be 40 years since the CDC published an article in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report which described Pneumocystis pneumonia in previously healthy, gay men in LA. The report was the first official reporting of what will later become known as the AIDS epidemic. Indiana University experts are available to discuss the significance of the report and AIDS/HIV research over the last 40 years.
AIDS/HIV; community health; health disparities among sexual minorities; barriers to HIV screening and community-based HIV prevention interventions.
Greg Carter is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Indiana University. Carter’s primary research focuses on designing studies to address health disparities among sexual minorities and around harm reduction strategies. Carter leads the Indiana Minority Health Coalition exploring perceptions of health and health care access among minorities, and serves on IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, investigating current and former IV drug users' use of harm reduction services.
Primary and secondary prevention of HIV infection; symptom management and quality of life among those living HIV/AIDS; health promotion among all ages of African American men, specifically focusing on the prevention of HIV transmission.
Christopher Coleman is a well-established expert in the area of primary and secondary prevention of HIV infection, symptom management and quality of life among those living HIV/AIDS. He particularly focuses on health promotion among both younger and middle-aged and older African American men, specifically focusing on the prevention of HIV transmission. Coleman’s program of research collectively makes a substantial and significant contribution toward reducing the transmission of HIV/AIDS to the general public, in particular African American MSM and women, where rates have exceeded some Third World countries.
Pediatric infectious diseases, HIV, TB, global health, epidemiology, implementation science.
Leslie Enane's research in global pediatric infectious diseases focuses on HIV and TB care for children and adolescents. She is conducting research with the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare -- AMPATH -- in western Kenya and the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS, or IeDEA, Consortium - East Africa Region. Enane is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. She also serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric HIV Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children
AIDS/STI prevention, condom use errors, human sexuality education.William Yarber is a prominent AIDS/STD prevention researcher and a Provost Professor in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. He has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific reports on sexual risk behavior and AIDS/STD prevention and has received over $3.5 million in federal grants and state awards to support his work. He is a member of the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team, which has investigated male condom use errors and problems and has developed behavioral interventions to improve correct and consistent condom use. He is also senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention.