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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and Care Programs

Co-sponsored by the CFAR Prevention Core and Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Carol Underwood, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs This panel discussion held on July 10, 2014 highlighted the special supplement in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes devoted to health communication and its role in and impact on HIV prevention and care. In this issue, core health communica…


Charting the Way Forward: Summary of an Expert Consultation

This is a full summary report of the 1st HIV Expert Consultation held July 30 – Aug. 1, 2013. A wide range of topics was discussed at this HIV Expert Consultation, which was hosted by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs in Baltimore, MD. The goal of the consultation was to examine the evidence, identify gaps and provide recommendat…


Improving HIV Outcomes through Health Communication

On March 26, HC3 hosted a webinar on Improving HIV Outcomes through Health Communication based on articles to be published in a supplemental issue of JAIDS planned for a July release. The webinar is the first in a series of four focused on HIV and health communication. WATCH a recording of the webinar. Presentations: The Role of Communication Across the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care, Doug Storey, PhD Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention: Role…


Measuring the Impact of HIV Health Communication Programs

Resources from the April 30, 2014 webinar. Presenters included, Calum Davey, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr. Rick Zimmerman, University of Missouri – St. Louis and Dr. Stella O. Babalola, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presentations: Callum Davey: Strengthening Non-Randomized Studies of Health Communication Strategies for HIV Prevention Dr. Stella O. Babalola: HIV Communication Programs, Condom Use at Sexual …


Spotlight on the Female Condom

This fact sheet is part of a series on Demand Generation for 13 Life-Saving Commodities: A Synthesis of the Evidence. The female condom (FC) is the only women-initiated, dual-protection commodity that protects women from both STIs—including HIV—and unintended pregnancy. However, the FC remains an underutilized commodity in family planning and HIV prevention, and as such, has been identified by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Wome…