Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count…. Read more »

UNC and P&G to Provide First Analysis of Environmental Health in Malawi Hospitals

Millions of Malawians seek medical care in the country’s health care facilities each year. Yet, an analysis of the environmental health status in these facilities has never been performed. This summer, baseline measurements will be collected thanks to a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Procter & Gamble (P&G) through… Read more »

UNC Researchers Work Across Departmental Lines to Understand Zika Outbreak

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working across departmental lines in order to answer questions about the emerging Zika virus outbreak. The mosquito-borne virus is garnering much international attention, particularly due to its potential to cause birth defects. Yet compared to related viruses like dengue, little is known about Zika… Read more »

Division of Infectious Diseases Faculty to Investigate Chagas Disease, Malaria with Junior Faculty Development Awards

Two faculty within the Division of Infectious Diseases have received Junior Faculty Development Awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Committee on Faculty Research and Study Leaves. Assistant professors of medicine Natalie Bowman and Jessica Lin were each awarded $7,500 to be used for their individual research projects in 2016. Bowman says… Read more »

UNC Junior Launches Social Media Health Campaigns During Semester Abroad

Ben Lineberger is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in journalism and public relations. He is also a web consultant for UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. This past fall semester, Ben studied in London and interned with National AIDS Trust or NAT. NAT is the United Kingdom’s leading charity dedicated to… Read more »

Hosseinipour Dedicates Career to Eradicating Health and Educational Disparities in Malawi

Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, thinks outside the box when it comes to ensuring the medical professionals that train at UNC Project-Malawi receive the education needed to be successful clinicians and researchers. She received her medical and public health degrees in the United States, but has served the citizens of Malawi for 14 years as a… Read more »