Dr. Craig Wilson, Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health, and his colleagues were recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. The article, co-authored by Dr. Wilson, presents implications for HIV testing strategies for young minorities MSM. The findings indicate that targeted testing strategies performed significantly better with young sexual minority males and sexual minority males of color when compared to universal screening strategies.This would suggest that community based targeted testing strategies are more effective for reaching this population.


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To read the article in JAMA, click below: 

Evaluating Testing Strategies for Identifying Youths With HIV Infection and Linking Youths to Biomedical and Other Prevention Services

Collaborators from Hackers Guild, Charles Mwanza and Bornwell Mwewa, visited the Sparkman Center on March 22nd after attending the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX. 



2017 MAR HG at UAB CEPictured above (left to right) Dr. Craig Wilson (Sparkman), Charles Mwanza (Hackers Guild), Bornwell Mwewa (Hackers Guild) and Mohammad Haider (UAB Department of Computer Engineering)

2017 MAR HG at CMW OfficePictured left to right: Dr. Craig Wilson, Bornwell Mwewa and Chales Mwanza

2017 MAR HG at SCGHPictured left to right: Charles Mwanza, and Bornwell Mwewa


Daniel Bevington, in partnership with the Sparkman Center for Global Health and Peace Corps Zambia, has launched the Girls Can Code! Technology Camp in rural Zambia. Check out the latest with the camp below!

Girls Can Code! Technology Camp



Please see the follow summer (June to July) internship opportunities Jamaica and the Dominican Republic: 

-Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (HIV, Human Rights, and Policy)

-Eve for Life (Maternal Well-being, HIV, Anti-Child Abuse, Human Rights)


Eligible students include:

-Graduate students

-Junior or senior standing undergraduate students (3.25 minimum)

Internships come with a $3,000 stipend to cover airfare and some living expenses. If you are interested in these internships, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a copy of your CV and your preferred placement(s) by Friday, February 10th