Brief recap of what I did this summer. 16 June: MS1 ended (whoo) 17 June – 21 June: kicked it in Santa Barbara, LA, and Big Bear, where I climbed Sugarloaf Mountain to train for Mt. Kilimanjaro 22 June: flew from LAX à Amsterdam à Kilimanjaro 23 June – July 3: climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with … Continue reading Mountains Beyond Mountains: A Peripatetic Mzungu On the Hunt for Drugs in Uganda
It was 11:00am on a hot July day. Inside a small green tent in a rural fishing village on the banks of Lake Victoria, an HIV counselor was speaking with two local women about a new study related to alcohol use and intimate partner violence. Outside, an intoxicated fisherman staggered around the tent, hollering unintelligible … Continue reading Integrating an Alcohol and Violence Screening and Brief Intervention into HIV Post-test Counseling: Observations from a Ugandan Fishing Community on Lake Victoria
With four weeks down and four to go, I can confidently say I love this country. After a 33 hour trip, I landed in Uganda for the first time. While Kampala is one of the most crowded and busy cities I’ve ever seen and there seems to be a frightening lack of enforced traffic laws, … Continue reading Uganda, the first of hopefully many visits.