Author Archives: Abraar Karan

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

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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

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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?

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  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?

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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

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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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A Little Fat Never Hurt Anyone

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A large meta-analysis study published in the prestigious JAMA on January 2nd explored the association between various grades of obesity and all-cause mortality. 97 total Read More

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A Daring Look Into the Pharma Industry

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Indeed American medicine of 1980 has little resemblance to that of today. In 1980 the pharmaceutical industry did not promote its products on television. It Read More

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