Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

31 July – 14 August 2017

Research led by Rebecca Baggaley that shows offering HIV testing to people when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, is covered widely by UK media. There were over 70 articles … Continue reading

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24 – 30 July 2017

Peter Piot is quoted in a CNN article examining the potential impact of proposed US budget cuts on HIV/AIDS. On South Africa, Peter says: “The country has taken the epidemic response into its own hands…it now hosts the largest treatment … Continue reading

11 – 23 July 2017

Following Prince Harry’s visit to the School, Peter Piot and Sentebale CEO Catherine Ferrier co-write a blog for the Huffington Post calling for the voices of young people affected by HIV/AIDS to be heard: “The largest ever generation of adolescents in … Continue reading

3 – 10 July 2017

Prince Harry unites global HIV/AIDS leaders during a visit to the School. His Royal Highness joined Peter Piot and Sentebale Chief Executive Officer Catherine Ferrier, along with other key global health figures, to hear first-hand why youth in the region … Continue reading

26 June – 2 July 2017

Sian Clarke talks to BBC World Service Newsday (34m50s) about her new research which found a malaria control package delivered by African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anaemia in children. “If asymptomatic malaria is left untreated anaemia … Continue reading

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19 – 25 June 2017

James Logan is interviewed by Scientific American on a new study that will use twins to find clues about the genetic basis of mosquito attraction: “We hope this study will give us more insights into the mechanisms that help change … Continue reading

12 – 18 June 2017

Sally Bloomfield provides comment to The Guardian on the potential contamination of children’s soft play areas: “[Ball pits] will become contaminated in the same way as any environment where there is a large number of children will become contaminated” adding … Continue reading

5 – 11 June 2017

Heidi Larson provides comment to CNN on the vaccination challenges in Europe: “I think the main point is that while there is overall good vaccine acceptance in Europe, there are clear trends reflecting more questioning about vaccines.” The article generates … Continue reading

27 May – 4 June 2017

Michel Coleman provides comment to BBC News on research into a promising new treatment for ovarian cancer: “The excitement of the investigators is completely understandable, but one should be cautious about interpreting this result as a breakthrough for ovarian cancer … Continue reading

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20 – 26 May 2017

Stephane Hue speaks to BBC One programme The Truth About… HIV (from 13m00s) discussing when and how the virus was first transmitted to humans: “Naturally, we want to know not who that person [first infected with HIV] was, but where … Continue reading