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Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

IU researchers discuss pharmacists' role in HIV care, high risk for STIs after prison and more

IU Limestone Crest

Indiana University researchers this week are discussing research findings at the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna, Austria. Findings involving an increased role by pharmacists in customers' HIV care, high risks of STIs after release from prison and improved access to much-needed cervical cancer screenings are discussed in this release. Full Story >>

IU expert source: HIV screenings for people age 15 to 65 is 'sound public health science'

Beth Meyerson

Indiana University health policy expert Beth Meyerson said the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's draft recommendation that clinicians screen for HIV infection in people age 15 to 65 could play an important role in normalizing HIV screening and ultimately could save lives. Full Story >>

IU expert: Current HIV testing approach 'not doing the job'

Beth Meyerson

Beth Meyerson, co-chair of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University, said expanding HIV testing is critical. She is leading a research team that includes the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, The Kinsey Institute and Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to see whether HIV testing can be expanded in Indiana pharmacies. Full Story >>

Indiana University research grants to honor former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop

The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University announced plans today to honor the legacy of C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. surgeon general, with the establishment of the annual Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV/AIDS Research Grant, which will support doctoral student research related to AIDS/HIV prevention. Full Story >>

Rural AIDS/HIV prevention strategies shared at IU conference, focus on helping African Americans

Rae Lewis-Thornton

Emmy award-winning AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton will launch the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention's seventh national conference at Indiana University Bloomington by focusing attention on the urgent need to address AIDS/HIV-related issues among African Americans. James W. Curran, M.D., dean and professor at Emory University, will receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award. Full Story >>

Indiana University to establish Ryan White Legacy Scholarship to honor AIDS education advocate

Ryan White

Indiana University's Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention and the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation have established the Ryan White Legacy Scholarship in honor of Ryan White, the rural Indiana 13-year-old who contracted HIV through tainted blood products given for his hemophilia. White died from AIDS 20 years ago, on April 8, 1990, a few months prior to his intended enrollment at IU Bloomington. Full Story >>