Humanosphere: Op-ed: Is Global Health Industry Too Self-Serving In the Fight Against AIDS?

By Scott Barnhart and Joanna Diallo

Washington state’s global health community is a recognized leader in the fight against many diseases of poverty including HIV/AIDS. No question about that. The question is whether our region’s leadership, the way we choose to fight the pandemic, is actually doing more for us than the people we claim to be helping.

Focusing on Adolescents For an AIDS-Free Generation

Op-ed by Jennifer Slyker

This World AIDS Day, we applaud gains against the world HIV/AIDS epidemic and optimistically embark upon a new vaccine trial. But we also recognize our work is far from done especially when it comes to young people. Without a significant global transformation in priorities and resources towards adolescents, we leave them at risk of dying from a preventable and treatable disease.