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Penn Nursing is at the forefront of research to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. From promoting awareness in traditionally underserved communities to exploring biological risks in heterosexual women, our students and faculty are taking the lead in preventative healthcare and the mission to find a cure.

Research:

Gender Equity: A Pathway to HIV Prevention Among South African Adolescents

Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission. Read more

People:

Bridgette M. Brawner
Faculty

Bridgette M. Brawner

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Amy Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda
Students

Amy Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda

Accelerated
Anne M. Teitelman
Faculty

Anne M. Teitelman

Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health
José A. Bauermeister
Faculty

José A. Bauermeister

Presidential Professor of Nursing

News:

Bates Center Welcomes ANAC Records to the Archive

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is pleased to announce an agreement with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care to preserve its rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.