Carrie Foote, PhD

Carrie Foote is an associate professor of Sociology at Indiana University, where she teaches courses on the sociology of health and illness, particularly HIV/AIDS, and qualitative methods. Her current research focuses on the social aspects of having children and parenting in the context of HIV in varying cultural contexts (United States, Kenya and the Middle East). As a woman who has been living with HIV for more than 25 years, she has personally dealt with challenges around having children and parenting and has witnessed others’ similar struggles and joys and has long been committed to both researching these issues and engaging in advocacy efforts around the reproductive rights of the HIV afflicted.

Dr. Foote has served on numerous HIV clinical, care and prevention advisory boards in Indiana and helped found the Indiana Family AIDS Network. She recently participated in the 2010 Office of AIDS Research Social and Behavioral HIV Prevention Research Think Tank and served a three-year term on the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. She received her PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2002.

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HIV 102: How HIV Impacts the Immune System, CD4 Cells and Viral Load was the third in our eight-week webinar series that offers women living with HIV capacity building and training on HIV disease and treatment advocacy.

Learn what parents and providers need to know about HIV risk factors specific to teens and the importance of talking to your teen about HIV.

Aprender los mitos más comunes - y las realidades - sobre el VIH: tratamiento, pruebas, transmisión y más.