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Over the last twenty years, SIG has played an important role in both the United States and the International Community in promoting healthier behaviors and lifestyles regarding domestic violence, sexual health, and drug use. SIG’s contributions to the field of social work have been noted by both internal and external news sources. Please click on the links below for more information.

Media Coverage

Health Behavior Interventions Increase Healthy Behavior
(April 26, 2011)
Interventions targeting multiple health-related behaviors are successful at increasing health-related behaviors in HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual African-American couples, according to a study published in the April 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine...Read more

The battle is far from over 
(December 5, 2010)
While countries get better at handling the HIV/AIDS situation, it seems that new problems are cropping up. Experts who will be speaking at The Lancet Series Symposium in Kuala Lumpur this week share their thoughts…. Read more

Women: Abuse and Risk HIV
(July 22, 2010)
Women abusing drugs, especially crack-cocaine in the United States, are doubling their risk of contracting HIV via unsafe injections and unprotected sex with drug-using partners…Read more

Black Couples Benefit From Program to Curb Spread of HIV
(BusinessWeek – July 13, 2010)
 context to curb the epidemic among African Americans,” wrote Nabila El- Bassel, of Columbia University School of Social Work, New York City, and colleagues.

Couple-focused intervention appears effective in reducing HIV risk behaviors among African-Americans
(July 12, 2010)
A risk reduction program focused on African American heterosexual couples appears to diminish risky sexual behaviors among couples in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September 27 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. The study was published online today in advance of its upcoming presentation at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria…Read more

US Spends $2 Million to Study Condoms for Asian Drug Users
(June 22, 2010)
An arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has funneled more than $2 million into an HIV study that includes promoting the use of condoms for intravenous drug users in Kazakhstan…Read more

World encompassed
(August 10, 2007)
A US institution has set up the first university research centre on global health in central Asia. Columbia University’s Global Health Research Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will develop solutions to health problems in a region that has one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world. The centre will serve Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan… Read More 

Amid the Isolation, Finally, a Friend; A Movement to Confront Hidden Abuse in Immigrant Families
By: Barbara Crossette
Published: October 16, 2000

She arrived in New York less than four years ago, a bride from India hoping for a good life with a man who bragged of being a millionaire. The reality broke her heart and nearly cost her life… Read more