Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

BIARI at Brown 2013

35 Years of Advances in HIV/AIDS: What has Changed for Women?

35 Years of Advances in HIV/AIDS

This institute focused on current knowledge regarding HIV and women over the life course in a global context: epidemiology, pathogenesis, transmission and prevention, women-centered HIV treatment, and gender inequalities. Our emphasis was on social aspects, including gender-based vulnerabilities and empowerment, and on most at-risk populations, such as adolescents. The institute presented state-of-the art approaches to women’s HIV prevention: discussions emphasized a holistic approach that includes men/ partners, families, and communities as key influences on HIV-infected and at-risk women. The institute took a multidisciplinary team approach to understanding these complex issues in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings.


Conveners

SUSAN CU-UVIN

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University
Dr. Cu-Uvin's research focuses on Human Immunideficiency Virus (HIV) in women primarily in understanding the effect of antiretroviral therapy on HIV shedding in the female genital tract.

ABIGAIL HARRISON

Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University
Dr. Harrison’s current research focuses on adolescents and the transition to adulthood in the context of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.