Yvonne Bryson MD
Distinguished Professor and Chief
Global Pediatric Infectious Disease
DGSOM at UCLA, Mattel Children’s
“HIV Prevalence Rates, Risk Factors and Health Disparities Among Transgender Persons”
on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9:30am at St. Anne’s Maternity Home.
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UCLA CHIPTS proudly took part in this great event. To see the full CSW press release and list of other coalition members, click here.]]>
Dr. Shoptaw is working with his colleagues in leadership at HPTN to bring focused attention to the contributions to the HIV epidemic made by people who use non-injection substances, including binge drinking. Dr. Landovitz is the Protocol Team Leader for HPTN 083, A Phase 2b/3 Double Blind Efficacy Study Of Quarterly Injectable Cabotegravir Compared to Daily Oral Tenofovir Disoproxil.
Congratulations to Drs. Shoptaw and Landovitz for representing UCLA.
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 subjects. The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators and invited speakers, interest young investigators in AIDS research, and provide information about new findings and new funding opportunities.]]>
Jacob Konikoff, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Biostatistics
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
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 efforts. This talk focuses on recent advances in estimating HIV incidence through cross-sectional surveys. These studies do not require longitudinal follow-up of individuals. We develop and discuss biomarker-based sequential classification algorithms that mark individuals in an early disease stage as recent infections. Our findings show both the limitations and growing promise of cross-sectional methods for estimating HIV incidence.
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 vote was also a clear measure of how far the LGBT and HIV/AIDS movements have progressed that Mayor Mike Antonovich, once considered the Board’s homophobe-in-chief, abstained instead of voting no.
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Background: Primary Health Care in South Africa is being re-engineered to create a model of integrated care across different levels of the health care system. From hospitals to clinics, in the community and in the home, health care will focus more on prevention, health promotion, and advocacy for healthy lifestyles and well-being, in addition to clinical services. We provide a best-practice model of integrating community health workers (CHWs) trained as generalists into a multi-level health system in the Oliver Tambo district of the rural Eastern Cape.
Methods: Based at Zithulele Hospital, a health care network between the hospital, 8 clinics, and 50 CHWs has been created. The functions of each tier of care are different and complementary. This article describes the recruitment, training, supervision, monitoring, and outcomes of CHWs who deliver maternal, child health, nutrition, and general care through home visits.
Results: CHWs, especially in rural settings, can find and refer new TB/HIV cases, ill children, and at-risk pregnant women; rehabilitate malnourished children at home; support TB and HIV treatment adherence; treat diarrhoea, worm infestation, and skin problems; and distribute vitamin A. CHWs provide follow-up after clinic and hospital care, support families to apply health information, problem-solve the health and social challenges of daily living, and assist in accessing social grants. Case examples of how this model functions are provided.
Conclusion: This generalist CHW home intervention is a potential model for the re-engineering of the primary health care system in South Africa.
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.
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Join us as we explore the health and HIV needs of trans* communities, discuss strategies for providing comprehensive and culturally competent care services for the trans* community, learn more about HIV biomedical interventions and their potential impact on the trans* community, and discuss how to navigate the health and
HIV care system to support trans* health.
This event will take place on June 30, 2015, 8:30am-4:00pm (registration starts at 8am), at St. Anne’s Maternity Home, Foundation Conference Room,
located at 155 N. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be offered, however registration is required.
Continental breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes will be provided.
For more information, please feel free to contact me. Otherwise, please RSVP/register at: http://hivdatf.org/2015trainings/trans-health-hiv/ .]]>