HIV and AIDS remain important challenges to community health, in large part because HIV is concentrated in specific communities, and often in communities with a history of social exclusion and stigmatization.
After decades of research, we still have no cure. If AIDS has taught us anything, however, it is that no community is an island. Health threats to any part of our world are threats to us all. At the REACH lab, we see HIV as an epidemic that reveals the ongoing role of social stratification and exclusion in the making and breaking of disease.