News: HIV/AIDS

SIG’s Global Research Projects Respond to COVID-driven Challenges

In this post for our special series on social work in times of crisis, several researchers who are involved in…

June 9 @ 9:42 pm

Lessons from Decades on the Frontlines of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

University Professor Nabila El-Bassel finds connections with her work during the HIV/AIDS crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark…

December 1, 2020 @ 8:55 pm

It Takes Two to Combat HIV Transmission

A new study from Columbia University’s Social Intervention Group confirms the success of couple-based intervention in reducing risky sexual behaviors…

April 4, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

CSSW Welcomes Two New Full-Time Faculty Members

Two new tenure-track faculty members have joined the Columbia School of Social Work at the start of the 2018–2019 academic…

October 18, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

International AIDS Conference Focuses on People Left Behind in Central Asia and Eastern Europe

By Nabila El-Bassel For the past several years, Central Asia and Eastern Europe have been the only areas of the…

October 11, 2018 @ 10:17 pm

SIG’s WORTH Intervention Identified as Best Practice by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified a group-level intervention…

May 10, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

Out of the Shadows: Female Drug Users and HIV/AIDS

Although global action against HIV/AIDS is more than three decades old, certain populations have stayed on the margins of prevention…

January 8, 2016 @ 1:19 am

New Study: Savings-led Microfinance Reduces HIV Risk for Vulnerable Women in Mongolia

In a month where we celebrated World Social Work Day and International Women’s Day, we present the findings of Professor Susan Witte’s international research project on behalf of Mongolian women.

March 30, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

Social Work Practice Prepared Her for Politics, Says Zambia’s First Woman Vice President

On the occasion of International Women’s Week, the Columbia School of Social Work hosted an event featuring Her Honor Inonge Wina, a former social worker. The focus of her remarks was women’s empowerment.

March 16, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

Increasing HIV/STI Prevention Among Women on Probation: New Study

As reported in PLOS ONE, a study by the School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group found that both multimedia and face-to-face interventions worked well in reducing HIV risks for formerly incarcerated women in New York City who are on parole or under some form of community supervision.

November 18, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

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