Dr. Bernard Branson – HIV and HCV: Is Eradication Within Reach?

For a copy of his presentation,  On Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Dr. Bernard Branson presented to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series.  Dr. Branson has been a persuasive behind-the-scenes architect of public HIV prevention and testing policies in the U.S., Caribbean, and […]

W. Scott Comulada – Game of Phones: A Song of Daily Reports With Missing Observations and The Models That Analyze Them

Game of Phones: A Song of Daily-reports with Missing Observations and the Models that Analyze Them    W. Scott Comulada, Dr.P.H. Assistant Professor-in-Residence UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences Abstract: Cell-phone based ecological momentary assessment (CEMA) is an exciting new data collection method. Illicit drug use, sexual behavior, and other HIV-transmission behaviors are reported […]

Skipp Rizzo – Virtual Reality Goes to War – Advances in the Prevention Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress

War is perhaps one of the most challenging situations that a human being can experience. The physical, emotional, cognitive and psychological demands of a combat environment place enormous stress on even the best-prepared military personnel. Numerous reports indicate that the incidence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning OEF/OIF military personnel is creating a […]

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH – International Perspectives on Adherence to HIV Treatment & Prevention

CHIPTS was honored to host a Grand Rounds lecture by David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, entitled “International Perspectives on Adherence to HIV Treatment & Prevention”. Dr. Bangsberg is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and a Professor at the Harvard School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Mbarara University […]

HIV Housing Conference 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the National AIDS Housing Coalition co-hosted a one-day conference on “The Housing Determinant: Integrating Housing into the Continuum of HIV Services” at UCLA Covel Commons in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored and supported by the Center for […]

International baby trial hopes to find Achilles’ heel in HIV

The case shocked experts and raised hopes — at least temporarily — that HIV was functionally curable in its tiniest victims. A Mississippi baby who was infected at birth appeared to remain clear of the virus for nearly two years, even though she was not taking prescribed antiretroviral drugs. Although medical staff called it a […]

Chunqing Lin, Ph.D. – Implementation Science: Framework, Challenges, and Multidisciplinary Approaches

Implementation Science: Framework, Challenges, and Multidisciplinary Approaches Chunqing Lin, Ph.D. Assistant Research Epidemiologist UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health

South African ‘Mentor Mothers’ improve perinatal health outcomes

The incidence of HIV infection in South Africa tops that of any nation in the world, with some 6 million of the country’s nearly 50 million residents infected. Sadly, young women — and particularly young pregnant women — suffer some of the highest rates of HIV infection. More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women […]

Robert Weiss, Ph.D. – Analyzing Sexual Behavior from the Healthy Living Project

CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health Analyzing Sexual Behavior from the Healthy Living Project Robert Weiss, Ph.D. Professor Department of Biostatistics UCLA Fielding School of Public Health   Abstract: Longitudinal behavioral intervention trials to reduce HIV transmission risk collect complex multilevel and multivariate data longitudinally for each subject with important correlation […]

Calls for HIV Behavioral Research Pilot Finding