Funds for HIV/AIDS healthcare contracts reduced by L.A. County

Los Angeles County officials cut back Tuesday on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal government’s overhaul of healthcare. The move to cut $4 million from the contracts, paid for with federal money, marked the latest clash between the county and the […]

Scientists Say Aggressive New HIV Strain Discovered in Cuba

Reports of people in Cuba infected by new strain developing AIDS in less than three years A recently-discovered form of HIV in Cuba has been found to progress into AIDS some three times faster than the most common strains of the virus, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of […]

S.T.D. Care for Two

Recently, while William, 21, was manning the chicken-wing fryer at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Seattle, he pulled aside his sort-of girlfriend, 18, a pizza deliverer there. He had bad news. He had tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia. That meant she was very likely infected. Loud, insult-fueled cross-accusations ensued. But the conversation did not […]

Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram – Delivering HIV Interventions by Community Health Workers

Dr. Rotheram’s Slides January 26, 2015 – Dr. Rotheram provided the Keynote Address for CHIPTS’ Cross-Core meeting, focusing on her work with community health workers in South Africa.

Sudipto Banerjee – Space, Time and Gradients: Why We Need Them in Statistical Modeling for Public Health Data

CHIPTS Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health Sudipto Banerjee, PhD Professor and Chair Dept. of Biostatistics UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Tuesday, February 3, 2-3pm Center for Community Health, UCLA Wilshire Center 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Conference Room Advances in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related software have led to […]

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 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 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 […]