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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:

Amy Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda
Students

Amy Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda

Accelerated
Bridgette M. Brawner
Faculty

Bridgette M. Brawner

Assistant Professor of Nursing
José A. Bauermeister
Faculty

José A. Bauermeister

Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing
Anne M. Teitelman
Faculty

Anne M. Teitelman

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

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