2014 HIV Behavioral Research Forum

On Tuesday, June 23rd 2014 CHIPTS hosted an HIV Behavioral Research Community Forum addressing the changing face of HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County and the research opportunities ahead.

Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson made opening comments and Mario J. Pérez, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) provided a framing address considering DHSP’s programmatic and research priorities.

In a series of round table discussions, we considered:

  • Structural determinants impacting health and well-being: PrEP, PEP, and health care access
  • Enhancing linkage, retention, and reengagement in care: Novel strategies to engage in self-care and complementary provider interventions
  • Behavioral economics: Moving beyond contingency management
  • Implementation & translation: From theory to practice

Participants included HIV researchers, social scientists, public health officials, community based agency representatives, and community advocates.

CHIPTS Community Forum Agenda (31)

Presentation slides and videos can be found below. (coming soon)


Mario J. Perez - The Evolving Los Angeles County HIV Epidemic: Challenges, Opportunites and DHSP Priorities (37)


Steven Shoptaw - PrEP adherence in Black MSM in HPTN 073 - and Beyond (38)


AJ King - Getting to Wellness: Social Determinants & the Transgender Community (30)


Amy Rock Wohl - Los Angeles County Project Engage and Navigation Program: Link, Engage and Re-engage HIV+ Persons Not in Care (38)


Dallas Swendeman - Novel Strategies to Enhance Engagement in Self-Care & Support Service Providers (36)


Kimberly Ling-Murtaugh & Sebastian Linnemayr - Behavioral Economics beyond contingency management (31)


Mary Jane Rotheram - The Basics of Implementation Research (31)


Ricky Rosales - From Theory to Practice (28)