Author Archives: Abraar Karan

How Well Are States Respecting the Health of Undocumented People?

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Ebola, Access to Medicines, and the Health Impact Fund

In this piece in the Journal of Global Health, Yale philosopher Dr. Thomas Pogge, the co-founder of the Health Impact Fund (HIF), and I look into the systemic Read More

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An Instagram for Global Health: Calling for the Best Shots Out There

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Having recently joined Instagram a few weeks ago, the first users and hashtags I looked for were those related to global health. I was surprised Read More

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The Global Health Write: Expanding Publication Opportunities for Low-Income Countries


I recently returned from the Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference where I was selected to present my recent research in Mozambique and Read More

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Can We Prevent HIV with a Pill a Day? Revisiting PrEP

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UCLA’s HIV expert, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, and I asked ourselves this question a few months ago and since then began sorting through the numerous studies Read More

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Life Through a Villager’s Eye- Experiences from South India

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Student Global Health Research: The Opportunity to Link Academia and Activism


The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the number of students from the United States involved in global health and development projects. Students Read More

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Care for Undocumented Immigrants– Are We Really Waiting for People to Die?


  Care for undocumented immigrants is an important topic that is especially relevant for those practicing medicine in Southern California. When the Affordable Care Act Read More

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Governance Issues in Global Health- Setting the Agenda Straight

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Even for those relatively well-versed in the “global health” dialogue, it can be excessively confusing to figure out the who, what, where, when, and whys Read More

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Can Big Pharma Save the Poor?


Do big pharmaceutical companies have a role to play in global health? Yes. Is it a role they want to play? Maybe. When the idea Read More

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HIV Infections in the United States- The Surprising Numbers

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While reading a recent CDC fact-sheet on HIV/AIDS in the United States, I was surprised to see how heavily concentrated the epidemic is in sexual, Read More

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Global Internet Infrastructure for Treatment and Prevention

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Imagine your 7-year-old son’s face, abdomen, and legs begin to mysteriously swell one morning. Your initial reaction as a parent would likely be to worry Read More

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The Challenges of HIV Campaign Building in Sub-Saharan Africa


Creating an HIV campaign for adoption of new drug regimens, behavior change, initiation of voluntary counseling/testing, stigma reduction, and serostatus disclosure, to name a few, Read More

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Preparing a National HIV Stigma Reduction Strategy for Mozambique

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I’m spending the next 7 weeks working on the national HIV stigma reduction strategy for the country of Mozambique as a consultant to the CDC. Read More

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