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How far should they walk?

We have accepted that there currently exists no cure to HIV/AIDS, simply antiretroviral drugs that can dramatically slow its effects. Along with these drugs, education, and lots of preventative measures against it, the proportion of the population living with HIV/AIDS should be minute. As residents of a developed nation where we can find doctors’ offices and hospitals on every other corner, we never think about what would happen if there was no healthcare facility nearby and we had no car to drive to the nearest one, or even a computer to look up its location. This is the major issue plaguing the fight against HIV/AIDS, and in rural areas where few resources are available, we are no closer to solving it.

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), launched in 2003, was founded for the purpose of reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in 15 focus countries in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America. Continue reading How far should they walk?

Call for papers

UPDATE: As a result of requests, we have extended our deadline to MONDAY, MARCH 31 @ 11:59 PM!

Have you submitted a paper for a class? Is it now gathering figurative dust on your hard drive? Take a few minutes to share it with us, and your ideas could potentially be published and appreciated by other students, faculty, and more.

PPHR is a student-edited publication intended to showcase the outstanding global health research performed by Princeton University undergraduates and to provide a forum for any and all health-related discussions. We encourage academic works of all forms and from all disciplines.

We are soliciting papers, research articles, opinion pieces, creative works, academic term papers, junior independent work, and senior theses related to health and/or health policy. We want to emphasize that these pieces can be written from scientific, social scientific, or humanities oriented perspectives, and mulitidisciplinary work is encouraged. If you’ve written anything health-related for a class, no matter the format or topic, we encourage you to submit your work. We will be able to find space for high-quality submissions of any type in either the print or online editions of our journal. We are now currently accepting submissions for our 2014 issue.

Please upload your work on our website ( by SATURDAY, MARCH 15 @ 11:59 PM! Alternatively, submissions can also be received via email at We look forward to reading your work!