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AIDS Cases Increasing in Muslim Countries

The New York Times article below discussed the findings of our study on the emerging HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men in the Middle East and North Africa, however, misrepresented the findings of our study and made unfounded claims. After disputing their article, the New York Times corrected, but only partially, the story and invited us to publish a Letter to the Editor to express our objections. Our letter was published on Aug 30, 2011.

  • New York Times 
  • The corrected article from the New York Times can be found here     PDF 
  • Our comment can be found here     PDF 

Reuters: HIV epidemics emerging in Middle East, North Africa: Reuters     PDF 

WCM-Q eases data dearth in MENA - Qatar Chronicle     PDF 

Study reveals state of HIV/AIDS in Middle East, North Africa - Cornell Chronicle     PDF 

Weill Cornell plays a leadership role in HIV/AIDS in MENA research - Al-Rayah  PDF 


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 HIV Epidemiology among men who have sex with men in the Middle East and North Africa (2011)

AIDS Cases Increasing in Muslim Countries - New York Times 

  • The corrected article from the New York Times can be found here     PDF 
  • Our comment can be found here     PDF 

Reuters: HIV epidemics emerging in Middle East, North Africa: Reuters     PDF 

Science: Hidden HIV in Mideast Men Science     PDF 

Nature Middle East: Attention drawn to epidemic of HIV in the Arab world - Nature Middle East     PDF 

Further coverage of our findings   click here


HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa (2010)

HIV/AIDS: New HIV report turns up some surprises - IRIN News     PDF 

Study reveals state of HIV/AIDS in Middle East, North Africa - Cornell Chronicle     PDF 

Target HIV now, says international report - Nature Middle East     PDF 

Weill Cornell plays a leadership role in HIV/AIDS in MENA research - Al-Rayah PDF 

Further coverage of our work on HIV in the Middle East and North Africa can be found at: Here 


Incidence of Hepatitis C virus in Egypt (2010)

Incidence of Hepatitis C in Egypt - Aljazeera     PDF 

Egypt: Hepatitis C infection reaches alarming figures - Los Angeles Times     PDF 

The burden of Egypt's Hepatitis C epidemic - Nature Middle East     PDF 

Further coverage of our work on Hepatitis C can be found: Here 


Tuberculosis (2009)

Fighting stubborn tuberculosis - Nature Middle East     PDF 

Tuberculosis drugs under development could have large impact on the disease - The Medical News     PDF 

Tuberculosis drugs under development expected to have major impact on the disease - PhysOrg     PDF 

Further coverage of our work on tuberculosis: Here 


Epidemiology & pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus-2 (2009)

Herpes Never Sleeps -Science     PDF 

Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant - ABC news     pdf 

Further coverage of our work on HSV-2: Here 


HIV & Malaria (2006-2007)

The AIDS-Malaria Connection - New York Times editorial     PDF 

HIV and Malaria: A Vicious Cycle - Economist     PDF 

Malaria speeds spread of AIDS - BBC News     PDF 

Scientists say malaria fuels AIDS spread in Africa - Medicine Online     PDF 

Further coverage of our work on HIV & malaria: Here 


SARS (2003)

Public Health Measures Can Contain SARS, Two Modeling Studies Suggest - Science Daily     PDF 

Further coverage of our work on SARS: Here