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2015

    • Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery.

      Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

      August 25, 2015

      Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      August 04, 2015

      Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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    • Massimiliano Sani (UNICEF Mozambique); Suruchi Sood; Francesca de Maria (PCI Media Impact); and Amy Henderson Riley at UNICEF Mozambique.

      Striking 'Gold' with Public Health Entertainment-Education

      April 30, 2015

      Amy Henderson Riley, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health, wants to change the way the public learns about health. Right now, she's researching whether love triangles and radio drama on a program called "Black Gold" helps inform the people of Mozambique about maternal and child health.

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    • What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

      Drexel Releases National Indicators Report on Autism & Adolescent Transitions

      April 21, 2015

      Autism does not end when children reach adulthood—yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers critical questions about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum with transition planning, living arrangements, social participation, employment, postsecondary education, health and mental health, safety and other domains.

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    • Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121

      Today is [Insert Health Issue Here] Awareness Day. Is That Making Us Healthier?

      April 16, 2015

      Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced, in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.

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