LA Pride

This past weekend, as part of an initiative to educate people about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, Christopher Street West Association (CSW) partnered with a diverse group of HIV/AIDS and LGBT organizations to participate in LA Pride. Palm cards with information about PrEP were distributed to parade attendants and a PrEP pavilion was set […]

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Drs. Steve Shoptaw and Raphy Landovitz, from the CHIPTS Combination Prevention Core, delivered well-received plenaries at the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  Dr. Shoptaw presented early in the order with a brief but comprehensive presentation on the topic of “Non-Injection Substance Use and HIV.” Dr. […]

Romas Geleziunas, PhD – Strategies to Achieve ART-free HIV Remission: An Industry Perspective

Romas Geleziunas, PhD Director, Clinical Virology Gilead Sciences, Inc. “Strategies to Achieve ART-free HIV Remission: An Industry Perspective.” Grand Rounds This monthly lecture series, which 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 […]

Jacob Konikoff – Cross-Sectional HIV Incidence Estimation: Approaches and Challenges

Jacob Konikoff, Ph.D. candidate Department of Biostatistics UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Abstract: Tracking and surveillance of the HIV epidemic depend on accurate estimation of the number of new infections in the population. The rate at which these infections occur, known as the incidence, is also critical for effectively designing, targeting, and evaluating prevention […]

Kuehl’s L.A. County-Wide PrEP Proposal Passes

June 9, 2015 by Karen Ocamb, Frontiers Media The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed what could be a game-changer for reducing new HIV infections in the County by passing a proposal brought by out Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to provide PrEP county-wide. The vote was almost unanimous with four of the five supervisors voting yes. But […]

The Role of Community Health Workers in the Reengineering of Primary Health Care in Rural Eastern Cape

See the article below from CHIPTS’ collaborators at Zithulele Hospital, South Africa. le Roux, K., le Roux, I. M., Mbewu, N., & Davis, E. (2015). The role of community health workers in the re-engineering of primary health care in rural Eastern Cape. South African Family Practice, 57(2). E-pub ahead of print. Abstract Background: Primary Health Care in […]

L.A. Trans* Health Summit

The Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, Transgender Caucus, proudly presents: L.A. Trans* Health Summit: Creating Comprehensive Services for the Trans* Community This is a free one-day event designed for consumers, community members, and providers who are interested in initiating or improving services for the trans* community. Join us as we explore the health and […]

Dr. David R Williams – Research on Discrimination and Health: Lessons for the Study of HIV

David R. Williams, PhD Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University “Research on Discrimination and Health: Lessons for the Study of HIV” Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00pm to 1:00pm 13-105 CHS UCLA CFAR/AIDS Institute Grand […]

Dr. Tom Belin – Recognizing Trust and Understanding as Twin Pillars of Statistical Ethics

  CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health Recognizing Trust and Understanding as Twin Pillars of Statistical Ethics Thomas R. Belin, PhD Professor UCLA Department of Biostatistics Monday, March 9, 2-3pm Center for Community Health, UCLA Wilshire Center 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Conference Room Accepting the imperative for professional ethics in […]

Needle Exchanges Gain Currency

As infections spread among intravenous drug users, officials reconsider syringe exchanges Evidence that HIV and hepatitis C are spreading among intravenous drug users is prompting more state and local officials to consider setting up needle exchanges—including some who had been resistant to such programs. The problem comes in tandem with rising intravenous use of heroin […]