CHIPTS Policy Core

Bringing relevant research findings to bear on policy issues


Male circumcision | State of California HIV/AIDS Policy | Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) | HIV Surveillance | Medi-Cal and Medicare | CARE/HIPP Expansion | AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) | Ryan White Care Act | HIV Testing and Prevention Strategies | HIV in incarcerated populations


The identification, formulation, and analysis of emergent policy issues in collaboration with the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center

Covered CA and PLWHA - Full analysis (138)

Covered CA and PLWHA - Summary (137)

Analysis of AB999: Proposal to Mandate Condom Distribution in Prisons Would Reduce Correctional Facility Costs for Inmate Health Care in California (325)

National Roundtable on Evaluation of Multilevel/Combination HIV Prevention Interventions (618)

HIV and Incarceration: Reviewing the Policy Issues (2012) (584)

Proposed ADAP Cost-Sharing Threatens the Health of Californians Living With HIV/AIDS (2012) (546)

Making it Count: California\'s Names-Based Reporting System (2011) (578)

How Can California Overcome Barriers to Expanding CARE/HIPP Enrollment? (2011) (536)

How Will Proposed Medi-Cal Cost Sharing Affect People Living With HIV in California? (2011) (547)

Costs and Benefits of Enhanced HIV Surveillance in California (2010) (561)


Reports of the Center’s annual conference series exploring the intersection of social, behavioral, and biomedical strategies in advancing novel HIV prevention strategies

The Future Direction of Male Circumcision in HIV Prevention (2007 - Los Angeles) (861)


From Scalpel to Scale-Up: Shaping Perceptions of Male Circumcision (2008 - Mexico City) (839)


Preparing for PrEP: A Stakeholders Dialogue (2009 - Atlanta) (817)


HIV Testing: Global Challenges, Global Strategies, Global Impact (2010 - Vienna) (1158)


Substance Use, Mental Health and HIV: Integrating Treatment as Prevention (2011 - Atlanta) (817)



The California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center at UCLA/APLA/LAGLC is a collaboration among CHIPTS-affiliated reserchers, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center (LAGLC).  It brings together a multidisciplinary team with long-established records in HIV/AIDS health policy research and data analysis and community partners with extensive community-based experience in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS public policy initiatives.  The Policy Research Center  is supportd by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP).



Leibowitz AL, Harawa NT, Syllia M, Hallstrom CC, Kerndt P. 2012. Condom distribution in jail to prevent HIV infection (1511). AIDS and Beahvior. Online First: 4 May 2012.

Harawa NT, Leng M, Kim J, Cunningham WE. 2011. Racial/Ethnic and gender differences among older adults in nonmonogamous partnerships, time spent single, and human immunodeficiency virus testing (630). Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38(12):1110-7.

Brooks R, Kaplan RL, Lieber E, Landovitz RJ, Lee SJ, Leibowitz A. 2011. Motivators, concerns, and barriers to adoption of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in HIV serodiscordant male relationships (737). AIDS Care, 9, 1136-45.

Leibowitz AA, Mendes AC, Desmond K. 2011. Public Funding of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Support in California (791). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 58(1):e11-e16.

Leibowitz AA, Parker KB, Rotheram-Borus MJ. 2011. A U.S. Policy Perspective on Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (568). American Journal of Public Health. 101(6): 982-985.

Institute of Medicine, Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care. HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the impact of policies on access to and provision of HIV care. Washington, D.C., National Academies Press, 2011.

Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Mark A. Peterson, editors. Health Politics and Policy (Four Volume Set). London: Sage Publications, 2010

Conover CJ, Weaver MR, Ang A, Arno PS, Flynn PM, Ettner SL, for the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes and Cost Study Group. 2009. Cost of Care for People Living with Combined HIV/AIDS, Chronic Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse Disorders (570). AIDS Care, 21(12):1547-1559.

Conover CJ, Weaver MR, Arno PS, Ettner SL, for The HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes and Cost Study Group.Insurance Coverage among People Living with Combined HIV/AIDS, Chronic Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse Disorders (557). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 12(3): 1006-30.

Gilliam FD, Brooks RA, Leibowitz AA, Klosinski LE, Sawires S, Szekeres G, Weston M, Coates TJ. 2010. Framing male circumcision to promote its adoption in different settings (519). AIDS Behavior, 14(5): 1207-11.