National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Incorporating Culture as Prevention

Written by Crystal Lee (Navajo), Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCLA March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day recognizing that Native American/Alaska Natives (Natives) are often “invisible” and face challenges accessing HIV testing, treatment, and care. Although Native HIV prevalence rates are comparable to their 1.7% U.S. population, they have lower survival rates compared to any […]

Addressing the Intersection of Racism and HIV

On December 12, 2016, the City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator’s Office, in collaboration with many key community partners, hosted a one-day event on “Addressing the Intersection of Racism and HIV.” The event discussed important topics such as the role of mass incarceration in the spread of HIV, provision of health care services by jails […]

S.H.E (Self. Healing. Empowerment.) is Beautiful

The “S.H.E (Self. Healing. Empowerment.) is Beautiful” event held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 was a huge success. Over 125 HIV clinical and service providers and their clients attended the event.   This one-day training was coordinated by the Los Angeles Women PrEP Network, which includes community representatives from the Los Angeles Women’s Collaborative, LA County […]

Antonio Pedro Ramos, Ph.D. at CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health

Measuring Inequality in Early-Life Mortality Within and Between-Groups Over Time: A Bayesian Approach with Application to India Antonio Pedro Ramos. PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Biostatistics,  Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA California Center for Population Research, UCLA Most studies on early-life mortality compare mortality rates between large groups of births, such as across countries, […]

UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute Grand Rounds: Carl Dieffenbach, PhD – “HIV Research: Creating Synergies to End AIDS”

This monthly lecture series, which is offered by the UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute, consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty, on a broad range of subjects. The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators and […]

World AIDS Day 2016: What’s it to YOU?

Tremendous medical advances in treatment and prevention for HIV exist right now that, if implemented, could stop even one new case of HIV. These interventions are ALREADY having an effect – including a 19% reduction in new diagnoses in the U.S. in 2015. Yet infections still increase in young African American men who have sex […]

Matt Beymer, Ph.D. at CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health

Is PrEP for Me? Utilizing Longitudinal HIV Testing and Diagnosis Data to Inform the Creation of an Algorithm for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use Matt Beymer, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine      Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-a-day pill that can greatly reduce the chances of contracting HIV among HIV-negative individuals. Although […]

UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute Grand Rounds: Ian Sanne, MBBCH, DTM&H – “ART Do or Die”

This monthly lecture series, which is offered by the UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute, consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty, on a broad range of subjects.   The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators […]

Seeing the ‘red light’ profession in a new light

The proliferation of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS has created a need to look at prostitution through an economic lens. A new handbook co-edited by a UCLA researcher compiles the latest research. Click here to read article – The economics of the sex trade

Invasive Meningococcal Disease and Shigella Outbreak

  Benjamin Schwartz, MD, Interim Director, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, LAC DPH   Franklin Pratt, MD, MPHTM, FACEP, Medical Director, Immunization Program, LAC DPH   Presented at the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016