Ask Me About PrEP: A Three-Part Digital Campaign to Increase PrEP Uptake

AltaMed has become a pioneer in content marketing for the promotion of HIV prevention and PrEP services. Using a digital approach they have created online conversations in target populations resulting in increased awareness on PrEP, HIV treatment and prevention. The newly launched 3-part digital campaign,“Ask Me About PrEP,” was produced to increase awareness of PrEP […]

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programs With People Who Inject Drugs: Practical Guidance For Collaborative Interventions (The “IDUIT”)

This tool contains practical advice on implementing HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) programs with people who inject drugs. It is based on recommendations in the WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS technical guide for countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users – 2012 revision and the Consolidated guidelines on […]

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

Measurement of Abdominal Fat Changes and Predictors of Excess Fat Gain in HIV-Infected Individuals Initiating Therapy Priya Bhagwat, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS),  Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA HIV-infected individuals beginning antiretroviral treatment are faced with several metabolic complications including central fat accumulation and severe […]

UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute Grand Rounds: George F. Lemp, DrPH, MPH – “Overview of the CA HIV/AIDS Research Program”

Dr. George Lemp, Director of the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) from the University of CA, Office of the President, presented on Friday, April 7, 2017 as part of the UCLA CFAR/AIDS Institute’s Grand Rounds.   This monthly lecture series of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty, […]

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Women: PrEP and PrEP-Ception

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Dr. Lashonda Y. Spencer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California presented “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Women: PrEP and PrEP-Ception” at the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV meeting.

Kodi B. Arfer, Ph.D. at CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health

Comorbidity and medical costs among Medicare beneficiaries with HIV in California: A case study in predictive data analysis Kodi B. Arfer. PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Data analysis typically focuses on inference about the unobservable true parameters of a postulated true data-generating […]

HIV Biomedical Prevention Efforts in Los Angeles County

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Dr. Sonali Kulkarni, Medical Director of the Division of HIV and STD Programs, and Dr. Leo Moore, Associate Medical Director & Clinical Prevention Specialist, both from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health presented “HIV Biomedical Prevention Efforts in Los Angeles County” at the Los Angeles County Commission on […]

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 […]