Young South African Women Can Adhere to Daily PrEP Regimen as HIV Prevention, Study Finds

A clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that young, single black women in South Africa adhered to a daily pill regimen to prevent HIV infection—an HIV prevention strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. This finding is the first strong indication that this population at substantial HIV risk could accept […]

Stephanie Kovalchik, Ph.D. – Scaled Inverse Probability Weighting for Event Non-Reporting in Ecological Momentary Assessment Studies

Slide presentation: Scaled Inverse Probability Weighting for Event Non-Reporting in Ecological Momentary Assessment Studies Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is an increasingly popular assessment method in the behavioral sciences that aims to capture events, emotions, and cognitions in real time, usually repeatedly throughout the day. Because EMA typically involves more intensive monitoring than traditional assessment methods, […]

Dr. Yvonne Bryson MD – Progress and Strategies for HIV remission and Cure

CURE overview June 2015 Yvonne Bryson MD Distinguished Professor and Chief Global Pediatric Infectious Disease DGSOM at UCLA, Mattel Children’s  

HIV Prevention Rates, Risk Factors and Health Disparities Among Transgender Persons

  Dr. Cathy Reback of the CHIPTS Combination Prevention Core, presented to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Her presentation provided an overview of the HIV prevalence rates among trans male and female individuals in Los Angeles County.  […]

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 […]