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

HIV-Based Discrimination: Law and Remedies

This panel presentation will include an overview of key federal and state law protections from discrimination applicable to people living with HIV. This includes discrimination in multiple settings, including healthcare, housing, employment and public accommodations. Attendees will learn about recent data on HIV-based discrimination in Los Angeles County, an overview of the laws that may […]

UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute Grand Rounds: Brian Mustanski, PhD – “Harnessing technology to revitalize HIV prevention in the lab and the community”

Brian Mustanski, PhD Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing Co-Director, Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University “Harnessing technology to revitalize HIV prevention in the lab and the community” Hosted by the Biobehavioral Epidemiology and Substance Abuse Program Section […]

Soccer Project Aimed at Unemployed Men Launched

In Africa, HIV prevention has been most successful with women, not men. For example, young, South African men aged 18-29 years continue to have a high incidence of HIV, frequent drug use, low HIV testing rates, concurrent sexual partnerships, and low rates of HIV testing and utilization of medical care. Innovations are needed in how, […]

July 2016 Durban, South Africa Conference: Alcohol as a Barrier to Eliminating HIV

The links between alcohol use and abuse, and HIV, are not difficult to imagine. From its role in risky behavior, to its impact on overall health, alcohol exerts an influence on HIV acquisition, treatment adherence, and illness management – inevitably negatively. Preceding the highly-publicized International AIDS Society Conference (IAS) in July 2016, the National Institute […]

Moving Beyond Truvada for PrEP: The Next Generation of Biomedical HIV Prevention and What It Means for Los Angeles

On Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Drs. Steve Shoptaw, Raphael Landovitz, and Jesse Clark presented at the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV meeting, as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series.  Their presentation, “Moving Beyond Truvada for PrEP: The Next Generation of Biomedical HIV Prevention and What It Means for Los […]