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Georgetown Receives NIH Grant to Continue Working to Find Cure for HIV/AIDS

Georgetown is among 18 institutions awarded a $28 million grant from the National Institute of Health for the BELIEVE project, an effort led by researchers from The George Washington University to discover a cure for HIV/AIDS. With funding from the NIH’s Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant, researchers will develop a cell[Read More…]

by July 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

KIE Receives HIV Research Grant

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics received part of a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Health to fund a joint study on the ethical concerns with conducting research on pregnant women with HIV in late September. The grant was awarded to Georgetown and three other universities including the[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Persistent HIV Epidemic Prompts New Partnership

Although HIV rates in Washington, D.C., have steadily declined since 2008, above-average rates continue to persist throughout the District, leading to renewed efforts by city officials and organizations to fight the disease. According to the most recent survey conducted by the D.C. Department of Health, new diagnoses fell to 497[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

As US HIV Rates Steady, DC Stays on Top of List

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month revealed that 1.1 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, with the number of new infections remaining steady at approximately 50,000 infections per year since the mid-1990s. D.C. still suffers from the highest HIV/AIDS[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

District Sees HIV Drop-Off

The District of Columbia, which has historically had the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has seen a 46 percent drop in the rate of infection between 2007 and 2011 from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent, the Department of Health announced last week. HIV cases in the District[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Law School Scholar to Head AIDS Fund

Ambassador Mark Dybul (COL ’85, MED ’92), co-director of and distinguished scholar at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, was appointed executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Nov. 15. According to a Law Center press release from that day, Dybul will begin[Read More…]

by November 23, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Forward Thinking Fashion for a Cause

Forward Thinking Fashion for a Cause

For the Georgetown community, it is not uncommon to hear that students intern, work paid jobs or start up their own projects and initiatives. For Ifedayo Bethel-Sears (COL ’13), exposure to the fashion industry and work in social development over the past five years have inspired her to establish her[Read More…]

by September 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide

From Darkness to Light

Christine Nankinga is a child of Uganda. Like any child, Christine beams with all the hope and wonder of tomorrow. But as a child of Uganda, Christine deals with the consequences of an epidemic that has also affected the lives of 3.5 million children in Uganda. Christine is one of many young[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide

GU Reaches Out Amid District AIDS Epidemic

At an infection rate of 3.2 percent, HIV/AIDS levels in the District exceed the World Health Organization’s classification of an epidemic and rival the rates found in developing countries. The Georgetown community is finding new ways to combat the incurable illness as well as the stigma that has made AIDS[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Campus Spotlight // 2.11.11

Campus Spotlight // 2.11.11

The Hoyas Global Initiative began as a promise. Several Georgetown students, now alumni, made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to start a club on campus that followed CGI’s model — that even small actions from individuals can have a large impact. Today, Hoyas Global Initiative continues to organize[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide