Spotlight on CHIPTS Global HIV Lectures
HIV is one of the most serious global public health threats, impacting millions across the world. CHIPTS hosts global HIV lectures with visiting scientists to highlight innovative research focused on addressing HIV in international settings. Learn more about recent global HIV lectures and access the recordings below.
Cambodia – Dr. Siyan Yi
Dr. Siyan Yi, founding director at the KHANA Center for Population Health Research in Cambodia and adjunct associate professor at Touro University California in the United States, presented on Monday, October 9, 2023, on “Innovative Community-Based HIV/AIDS Implementation Programs and Research in Cambodia.” Dr. Yi provided updates on the HIV epidemic in Cambodia, discussed major challenges among vulnerable and key populations, and highlighted innovative programs in Cambodia within the past 10 years (e.g., SAHACOM, Flagship, Mobile Link).
Vietnam – Dr. Giang Minh Le
Dr. Giang Minh Le, professor of epidemiology and global health at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam, presented on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, about the “Collaborative Research and Education on Global Health between Hanoi Medical University and UCLA.” Dr. Li provided an overview of the three pillars of Hanoi Medical University (research, training, and clinical services), discussed the training programs and collaborative research in partnership with UCLA, and highlighted the University’s core centers that focus on sexual health promotion and substance use.
South Africa – Dr. Andrew Medina-Marino
Dr. Andrew Medina-Marino, honorary associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town South Africa, presented on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, on “Improving Access to Tuberculosis Care and HIV Prevention in South Africa.” Dr. Medina-Marino shared recent findings from two ongoing studies – the Community PrEP Study which leveraged community-based platforms to improve access and adherence to PrEP among adolescent girls and young women, and a formative study exploring men’s preferences for a gender responsive intervention to support their engagement and retention in care.