Medical News and Perspectives
July 14, 2004

Conquering HIV and Stigma in Kenya

JAMA. 2004;292(2):157-159. doi:10.1001/jama.292.2.157

It wasn't until after he retired from the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) faculty in 1999 that Joseph Mamlin, MD, encountered what he calls "a physician's worst nightmare."

Throughout the wards of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, beds were overflowing with young people dying of AIDS. The scene was a far cry from what Mamlin had witnessed in Eldoret in the early 1990s as team leader of a collaborative medical education program between IUSM and the Moi University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) .