Ethics in the News: World AIDS Day and Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) – December 1, 2016


World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016

“World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.”

Please visit the World AIDS Day website for more information about the history of the day and how to get involved, support and show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV.

AIDS in the News

Search for HIV Vaccine Resumes With Test in South Africa
In the ongoing search for an HIV vaccine scientists have begun testing a more powerful version of the only shot that has ever shown promise in a new study being conducted in South Africa.

World AIDS Day: ‘Nobody is satisfied with the state of healthcare’, says Tim Cook
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, comments on the company’s biggest-ever World Aids Day event, and why saving lives is part of the tech giant’s business model.

World AIDS Day: When Will There Be A Cure For HIV? 2016 Brings Vaccine Trials, Medical Breakthroughs
The first AIDS cases were reported over 35 years ago.  Now the world asks: When will there be a cure for HIV?

HIV Tests, Vaccine Spotlighted as World AIDS Day Approaches
What’s the best way to prevent the spread of HIV?  The World Health Organization is calling for more self-testing as a new vaccine trial gets underway in South Africa.

World AIDS Day: Pope calls for solidarity and treatment for all
Pope Francis calls for solidarity and responsibility on the eve of World AIDS Day

Mike Pence’s Defining Moment As Governor?  Enabling An HIV Outbreak
On World AIDS Day, Hoosiers recall how vice president-elect, Mike Pence’s health cuts as Governor helped spur an Indiana HIV outbreak.

World AIDS Day: Saraki seeks End To Stigmatization
As the world celebrates World AIDS Day 2016, medical doctor and Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki calls for an end to stigmatization.

Report: More People with HIV on Treatment, Fewer People Dying from AIDS
On World AIDS Day, it’s important to remember the positives- more people with HIV are now on treatment than ever before, and fewer people are dying from the disease.

AFAN Turns the Town Red for World AIDS Day
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will show its support for World AIDS Day by turning Las Vegas red.

The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI)

The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute encourages studies highlighting the various voices in HIV research, including those of the patients, participants, physicians, researchers, and communities.

As today is World AIDS Day, the Ethics & Society blog would like to reflect on the HIV research, as well as research on the areas, populations, and co-morbidities that are still in need of research attention, that has been done by previous fellows of RETI. Please visit our Funded Projects page, as well as our Publications and Presentations page, to read more about our fellows’ and faculty’s HIV research.

The HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute is now accepting applications for its 2017 session taking place July 13-21! Please visit our website or contact the Program Administrator Rimah Jaber ( for more information. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2017. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s