Table of Contents: August 2005


The Stigma of HIV in Society.

Image Credit: Emma Burns (
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Emma Burns is a science illustrator who uses traditional and digital media to create images that depict a story or convey meaning with a single glance. A passionate interest in both biology and the arts led her to a combination of the two professions, wherein she creates artwork that reflects the scientific realm. Along with her lifelong interest in art, Emma earned a B.S. in biology. She is fascinated by the natural world, and flora and fauna are commonly found in her illustrations. This image was a concept created to expose the stigma attached to HIV, and how patients are often outcast in society. Having traveled in Africa and worked with AIDS orphans, Emma feels that it is important to use art in helping to define global health issues.


The Stigma of Being HIV-Positive in Africa

William W Rankin, Sean Brennan, Ellen Schell, Jones Laviwa, Sally H Rankin

HIV in Nepal: Is the Violent Conflict Fuelling the Epidemic?

Sonal Singh, Edward Mills, Steven Honeyman, Bal Krishna Suvedi, Nur Prasad Pant

Neglected Diseases

Health in Action

What I've Learned from E-Patients

Dan Hoch, Tom Ferguson

Policy Forums

Agricultural Antibiotics and Human Health

David L Smith, Jonathan Dushoff, J. Glenn Morris Jr

Human Dignity as a Criterion for Science Policy

Timothy Caulfield, Audrey Chapman

Student Forum

Learning Forum

Research Articles

Discriminatory Attitudes and Practices by Health Workers toward Patients with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Chen Reis, Michele Heisler, Lynn L Amowitz, R. Scott Moreland, Jerome O Mafeni, Chukwuemeka Anyamele, Vincent Iacopino

Croup Is Associated with the Novel Coronavirus NL63

Lia van der Hoek, Klaus Sure, Gabriele Ihorst, Alexander Stang, Krzysztof Pyrc, Maarten F Jebbink, Gudula Petersen, Johannes Forster, Ben Berkhout, Klaus Überla

Dissection of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transcriptome Using Genome-Wide cDNA Microarrays

Christine M Costello, Nancy Mah, Robert Häsler, Philip Rosenstiel, Georg H Waetzig, Andreas Hahn, Tim Lu, Yesim Gurbuz, Susanna Nikolaus, Mario Albrecht, Jochen Hampe, Ralph Lucius, Günther Klöppel, Holger Eickhoff, Hans Lehrach, Thomas Lengauer, Stefan Schreiber

Estimation of the Total Parasite Biomass in Acute Falciparum Malaria from Plasma PfHRP2

Arjen M Dondorp, Varunee Desakorn, Wirichada Pongtavornpinyo, Duangjai Sahassananda, Kamolrat Silamut, Kesinee Chotivanich, Paul N Newton, Punnee Pitisuttithum, A. M Smithyman, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P. J Day

Preclinical Assessment of HIV Vaccines and Microbicides by Repeated Low-Dose Virus Challenges

Roland R Regoes, Ira M Longini Jr, Mark B Feinberg, Silvija I Staprans


Nanotechnology for the Poor?

Guillermo Foladori, Noela Invernizzi


Correction: What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Media in Disseminating Health Information?

Gary Schwitzer, Ganapati Mudur, David Henry, Amanda Wilson, Merrill Goozner, Maria Simbra, Melissa Sweet, Katherine A Baverstock