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Dave W. Doctor of Philosophy

Davidson, North Carolina
Professor of Biology at Davidson College. Interested in HIV/AIDS education and outreach. Also... Full Bio
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What does HIV/AIDS cost? The answer to this question depends a lot on whom you ask. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Ask the UN and you’ll get the staggering sum of $10 billion. A year . The annual per capita cost of treating infected Africans, where much of the UN money goes, is around ... Read on »
A Picture of Life with HIV in Africa by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Africa. The seed of the world. One of the most beautiful and most scintillating places on earth. From the deserts of the Sahara and the rainforests of the Congo to the brigh ... Read on »
Compulsory HIV Testing by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS No one can argue that HIV testing is a bad thing. Knowing one’s status allows a person to access treatment earlier, change risky behaviors, or rest assured that he/she is in ... Read on »
AIDS 2010 - Day 6 by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The XVIII International AIDS Conference has come to a close. During the final day, summaries of the meeting were presented and the organizers of the next meeting were introd ... Read on »
AIDS 2010 - Day 5 by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS At this meeting, the official sessions - plenary talks, poster presentations, panel discussions - are only half of the story. For the week of he International AIDS Conferenc ... Read on »
AIDS 2010 - Day 3 & 4 by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The big news at the conference on Tuesday was the announcement of an effective vaginal microbicide. Dr. Abdool Karim and colleagues from South Africa made the announcement t ... Read on »
AIDS 2010 - Day 2 by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Today was the first full day of activities at the XVIII International AIDS Conference. And what a day it was. Again, I'm amazed by the energy and excitement associated with ... Read on »
Rights here, right now - AIDS 2010 by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Today marked the opening of the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. What strikes me most about this biennial conference is the energy and excitement. Peo ... Read on »
Born HIV Free campaign to end mother-to-child-transmission by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS “By 2015, let us end the transmission of HIV from mother to child. This is not a dream: we can do it.” Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, The Global Fund Ambassador With that sim ... Read on »
National HIV Testing Day by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Welcome to this installment of The AIDS Pandemic. June 27, 2010 is National HIV Testing Day. For many people, this news probably is met with ambivalence. We have a day for e ... Read on »
Taking Lessons from the CCR5Δ32 Mutation for Patient Treatment by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I’m Lindsay Sween, and welcome to this installment of the AIDS Pandemic blog and podcast. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) invades a CD4+ (T4) cell through the ... Read on »
The Search for an HIV vaccine by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I'm Paige Bates and this is The AIDS Pandemic The RV144 study was a phase III HIV vaccine trial conducted by the US Army and Thai government over seven years on 16,402 vo ... Read on »
Intersecting Epidemics: HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Hi, I’m Justin Eusebio. While tuberculosis is one of the world’s oldest surviving plagues and HIV-1 infection is one of medicine’s newest challenges, there is an undeniab ... Read on »
Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Mwandi, Zambia- A Success by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Welcome to this installment of the AIDS Pandemic, a podcast hosted by Dave Wessner of the Department of Biology at Davidson College. I am Sarah Bertram. This past summer, ... Read on »
The Case for Thai MSM and MSW by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in certain high risk groups is on the rise today as government funding for prevention campaigns nears an all-time low in Thailand, a country once to ... Read on »
The Dissidents' Views of HIV Tests by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Momentum for the alternate HIV/AIDS explanation started in 1987 when Dr. Peter Duesberg, a professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley ... Read on »
HIV/AIDS Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS More than twenty-five million people have died from AIDS since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in history. It is undeniable ... Read on »
HIV/AIDS Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS More than twenty-five million people have died from AIDS since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in history. It is unde ... Read on »
US Travel Ban on HIV-infected Individuals by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Welcome to this installment of The AIDS pandemic, a podcast hosted by Dr. David Wessner from the Department of Biology at Davidson College. I’m Middleton Chang. Since 198 ... Read on »
US Travel Ban on HIV-infected Individuals by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Welcome to this installment of The AIDS pandemic, a podcast hosted by Dr. David Wessner from the Department of Biology at Davidson College. I’m Middleton Chang. Since 19 ... Read on »