CDC’s New Risk Reduction Tool: Exploring Prevention Options

May 2, 2016 • By David W. Purcell, JD, PhD, Deputy Director, Behavioral and Social Science, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP, CDC David Purcell New biomedical approaches to HIV, such as routine use of ART to treat and prevent HIV, and the use of PrEP and PEP, require changes and greater precision in how we […]

UCLA AI/CFAR Grand Rounds: Dr. Pamela Collins -“Grand Challenges: Integrating Mental Health in Research, Policy, Practice”

Pamela Y. Collins, MD, MPH National Institute of Mental Health “Grand Challenges: Integrating Mental Health in Research, Policy, Practice” Grand Rounds 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 […]

Dr. Shoptaw Speaks at UN Meeting

Dr. Steven Shoptaw, CHIPTS Co-Director, will be giving an invited address on March 11, 2016 in Vienna, Austria, at a meeting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The purpose of the U.N. meeting is to develop science-based recommendations on ensuring access to antiretroviral therapies for people living with HIV/AIDS who also use […]

Women in Leadership – Dr. Cathy Reback

Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Reback, a core investigator of the CHIPTS Combination Prevention Core!  Dr. Reback has been selected as one of the recipients of this year’s Women in Leadership Award from the City of West Hollywood for her outstanding work with gay and bisexual men and transgender women living with or at risk of […]

Addressing Co-Morbidities to Reduce New HIV Infections and to Improve Health Outcomes – CHIPTS Retreat 2015

On Monday, September 21, 2015, CHIPTS hosted their annual retreat meeting, “Addressing Co-Morbidities to Reduce New HIV Infections and to Improve Health Outcomes,” at the LUXE Sunset Bouvelard Hotel in Los Angeles.  The Center will compete for its 5-year renewal in early Fall 2016 and will spend the next 12 months preparing for its application […]

Lessons Learned from Epidemiologic Studies of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta

Dr. Eli Rosenberg’s research focuses on studies, methods, and analyses for understanding pertinent epidemiological issues in HIV prevention, such as the racial disparities in HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, how sexual networks shape transmission, the effects of STI and substance use on HIV acquisition, and the […]

Untangling the Racial Disparities in HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Eli Rosenberg, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Dr. Eli Rosenberg’s research focuses on studies, methods, and analyses for understanding pertinent epidemiological issues in HIV prevention, such as the racial disparities in HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, how sexual […]

ENGAGING BLACK MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (BMSM) IN LOS ANGELES IN HIV PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PREP)

After numerous reports of low enrollment of Black MSM in local PrEP demonstration projects, a local convening of researchers and community stakeholders was conducted to discuss strategies for improving PrEP uptake among Black MSM in Los Angeles.  Dr. Nina Harawa of the CHIPTS Policy Core presented key findings and recommendations that resulted from this convening […]

Kayo Fujimoto, PhD at CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health

Kayo Fujimoto, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Application of Social Network Analysis to HIV/AIDS Research Dr. Kayo Fujimoto specializes in Social Network Analysis (SNA) and statistical methods applied to various fields in health behavior and prevention research, including […]

Robert H. Remien, Ph.D. at CHIPTS Cross Core meeting

“Supporting and Monitoring ART Initiation and Adherence in Resource-Constrained Settings.” Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., is Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and is Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University. Dr. Remien is also Director of the HIV Center’s Administrative Core, […]