Plenary: Dynamics of the Epidemic in Contex

Paul Semugoma, a physician from Uganda, spoke passionately about the need for providers and communities to acknowledge that men who have sex with men are everywhere, and that they have special needs in terms of prevention that need to be addressed – especially stigma and decriminalization of homosexuality. He encouraged all of us to “end invisibility” […]

J Currier Plenary- “Intersection of Non-Communicable Diseases and Ageing in HIV”

Intersection of Non-Communicable Diseases and Ageing in HIV- Judy Currier Plenary from AIDS 2012   Many people wonder if HIV with aging is a double hit to the immune system leading and whether this underlies some of the chronic diseases we are seeing……diet & exercise reduce risk……Failure to address these problems could lead to an erosion […]

DC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign Video

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Let’s Stop HIV Together national HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign features the stories of 22 individuals living with HIV and the steps they are taking to encourage others in the fight against HIV. Learn more at Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved.

Q and A with Barton Haynes

While the use of antiretroviral therapies to prevent HIV infection will likely dominate the scientific agenda at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C, July 22-27, researchers are also paying attention to AIDS vaccines. VAX Science Writer Regina McEnery recently caught up with Barton Haynes, a Duke University professor who leads the virtual consortium […]

Taking Root: n. 8

In this moving story, “Hatsume” (not her real name) talks about her shame and fear of being judged by her friends for being HIV-positive. “Hatsume” is a young, Japanese American woman. This story and more are part of “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community,” a national digital storytelling initiative to engage Asian American, Native Hawaiian […]

Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL)

Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) Read about the project HERE.

Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Analytic Methods

Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 3pm – 5pm:   QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYTIC METHODS PRESENTED BY   Scott Comulada, DR.P.H. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Research Scientist, UCLA Center for Community Health Sung-Jae Lee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Core Scientist, CHIPTS Methods […]

Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research: Designs and Data Collection

CCH/HSRC Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health – UCLA-Semel Institute Health Services Research Center PART I:   PART II:   Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research Designs and Data Collection Presented by Nithya Ramanathan, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor, UCLA Department of Computer Science; Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics; CHIPTS Methods Core Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D. Assistant […]

Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV — let’s get rational

Armed with bracing logic, wit and her “public-health nerd” glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today’s political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations — from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia — demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive […]