The Guilfordian

Mara Stewart shares work on STD awareness

Mara Stewart shares work on STD awareness

Anna Snider and Shivam Gandhi

November 10, 2017

There were nearly 2 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in Guilford County in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mara Stewart, a senior and sociology and anthropology and health science double major, addressed this issue along with the problem of...

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017

In 2011, 1.6 million people in Tanzania were living with HIV or AIDS according to a report by the United Nations Program for HIV and AIDS. Six years later, the numbers are on the rise. At the same time, criminalization of civilians who have sex with people of the same sex is on the rise according...

Students discuss a more nuanced approach to AIDS in Africa

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

Over $10 billion has made its way into Africa for the development of vaccines and the treatment of diseases. However, since African countries are often treated as if they were one, these efforts are unable to reach their true potential. “When we look at Africa in elementary, middle and high school,...

Truvada offers hope for those at risk of HIV

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

At the end of 2014, about 36.9 million people were living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus worldwide. There are over 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. A new treatment called Truvada has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it is showing great success in the...

CAAP Symposium calls for action and change

CAAP Symposium calls for action and change

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

February 20, 2015

On Feb. 11, students, staff and guests gathered in King Hall to listen to the panel that would kick off the second Community AIDS Awareness Project annual symposium. The focus of the symposium: #BlackLivesMatter. “We disproportionately represent the population (infected with HIV and AIDS),”...

Consent conversations can reduce spread of sexually transmitted infections

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

It is time to talk about consent. It is time to listen and understand that without consent, an individual may also be at risk of HIV if one engages in sexual activity without protection. Consent-less sexual violence can jeopardize the victim’s health. Informed consent considers partners’ awareness...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 8, 2013

OHIO, USA Throughout February, Oberlin College discovered racial slurs displayed across campus, such as “n----- oven” graffiti in an elevator and “whites only” written above a water fountain. On March 4, there were sightings of a man dressed in a hooded white cloak, similar to those worn by KKK...