The Sex Education of Grindr’s Joel Simkhai

LOS ANGELES — High on a ridge here, up a series of winding roads from Sunset Boulevard, up where coyotes skulk into backyards, up and away from the sprawling megalopolis of nearly four million people, Joel Simkhai recently bought himself a tear-down. The house is a white cube, three bedrooms and two baths. There is […]

Can AIDS Be Cured?

One morning in the winter of 1981, my wife came home after her on-call shift at the U.C.L.A. Medical Center and told me about a baffling new case. Queenie was an eighteen-year-old prostitute, his hair dyed the color of brass. He had arrived at the emergency room with a high fever and a cough, and […]

Ayako Miyashita – HIV Criminalization: Law, Policy, and Modernization

Ms. Ayako Miyashita, Esq., presented to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Her presentation focused on addressing the following questions: What is HIV criminalization? How are people living with HIV targeted for criminal prosecution in California? What can […]

HPTN 077 Now Enrolling at UCLA CARE Center

http://chipts.ucla.edu/get-involved/join-a-study/ The UCLA CARE Center is currently enrolling participants for a 2 year study looking at the safety and acceptability of an injectable drug that may be used to prevent HIV • HIV negative? • Between 18 and 65? • At low risk for HIV? For more Information, about this study, visit http://tiny.cc/hptn077 Call 310-557-9062 […]

King Kennard Holmes – What you need to know about the STIs that most of your patients have

King Kennard Holmes, MD, PhD Director, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Global Health Professor of Global Health and Medicine Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology Director, Center for AIDS and STD PI, Center for AIDS Research; and PI, I-TECH University of Washington “What you need to know about the STDs that more than half […]

Eric Rice – How to Collect Longitudinal Social Network Data in Unbounded Networks of Homeless Youth

CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health How to Collect Longitudinal Social Network Data in Unbounded Networks of Homeless Youth Eric Rice, Ph.D. Dr. Rice is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California.  He has been conducting research in the area of homeless youth […]

Thoughts on World AIDS Day from CHIPTS Director, Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

CHIPTS Director, Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus observes the following on World AIDS Day 2014:   “It’s World AIDS Day – HIV was first identified 33 years ago and, now, we may be able to eliminate HIV transmission. In the last five years, Treatment as Prevention, Pre- and Post-exposure Prophylaxis have the potential to revolutionize HIV […]

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 […]