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 […]

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 […]

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH – International Perspectives on Adherence to HIV Treatment & Prevention

CHIPTS was honored to host a Grand Rounds lecture by David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, entitled “International Perspectives on Adherence to HIV Treatment & Prevention”. Dr. Bangsberg is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and a Professor at the Harvard School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Mbarara University […]

HIV Housing Conference 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the National AIDS Housing Coalition co-hosted a one-day conference on “The Housing Determinant: Integrating Housing into the Continuum of HIV Services” at UCLA Covel Commons in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored and supported by the Center for […]

International baby trial hopes to find Achilles’ heel in HIV

The case shocked experts and raised hopes — at least temporarily — that HIV was functionally curable in its tiniest victims. A Mississippi baby who was infected at birth appeared to remain clear of the virus for nearly two years, even though she was not taking prescribed antiretroviral drugs. Although medical staff called it a […]