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

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Paige Rawl’s memoir about growing up HIV-positive is latest TODAY Book Club pick

The latest TODAY Book Club pick is “Positive,” a memoir by Paige Rawl, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive when she was in middle school. At 15, while battling depression in the wake of the bullying she faced, Rawl attempted suicide by taking one pill for each year of her life. Fortunately she survived, and at […]

Los Angeles Women’s HIV/AIDS Task Force Presents the 8th Annual HIV Treatment Summit and Health Resource Fair

On August 14th, 2014, the Los Angeles Women’s HIV/AIDS Task Force held their 8th Annual HIV Treatment Summit and Health Resource Fair at the California Endowment, in downtown Los Angeles. The summit began with opening remarks from Mario Perez, MPH, Director of the Los Angeles County Division of HIV and STD Programs, and keynote presentation […]

Mark A. Wainberg – What if HIV could not develop resistance to a new integrase inhibitor when that compound is used in first-line therapy?

Mark A. Wainberg, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Director, McGill AIDS Centre, Lady Davis Institute Jewish General Hospital “What if HIV could not develop resistance to a new integrase inhibitor when that compound is used in first-line therapy?” UCLA CFAR/AIDS Institute Grand Rounds This monthly lecture series, which is offered […]

PrEPárate: A PrEP and PEP Summit for Latino Providers

On August 29th, 2014, the Los Angeles County PrEP Workgroup, in collaboration with UCLA CHIPTS, Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, AltaMed, Bienestar Health Services, The Wall Las Memorias, and the UCLA Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), hosted “PrEPárate: A PrEP and PEP Summit for Latino Providers” at the California Endowment in Downtown […]

New York City Department of Health launches PrEP & PEP campaign

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/living/prep-pep.shtml If you are HIV-negative and exposed to HIV, PrEP and PEP can stop HIV from infecting your body. PrEP & PEP Posters PrEP & PEP Posters Other languages:[Español] What are PrEP and PEP? PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection. If you take PrEP every day, it greatly reduces […]

On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa

An AIDS fable: Once upon a time, in the years after AIDS went from being a death sentence to a manageable disease, at least for people rich enough to take antiretroviral therapy, many of the people who ran the world believed that these medicines weren’t appropriate for residents of very poor countries. Even leaving aside […]