HIV & STIs

Key factors for keeping mothers from passing HIV to infants

UCSF Bixby Center
Over 90% of children in Kenya living with HIV were exposed to the virus while in their mothers’ wombs. While antiretroviral therapy (ART) is widely available, there are still far too many pregnant women who don’t get treatment. A new study co-authored by UCSF Bixby Center researchers identified several factors linked to mothers passing HIV on to infants.

How to get HIV prevention services to more women in the US

UCSF Bixby Center
A team of researchers including a Bixby investigator identified challenges and made recommendations to help reduce the rate of HIV infection among women.

People living with HIV play a vital role in peer education and treatment in eastern Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
People living with HIV have long been targeted for medical care, but they have not always been viewed as actors in the process. A new study co-authored by UCSF Bixby researchers shows that people living with HIV in Kenya and Uganda are vital in helping to guide community members toward HIV treatment.

Treatment not a major factor in HIV-positive women's desire to have children

UCSF Bixby Center

The World Health Organization now recommends antiretroviral therapy (ART) for everyone living with HIV, no matter how sick.

Does bacterial vaginosis reduce PrEP's efficacy?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new Lancet HIV study coauthored by Dr. Craig Cohen found, “No evidence that the protective benefit of daily oral PrEP was reduced” in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) or otherwise unhealthy vaginal bacteria.

How are men living with HIV counseled on reproductive health?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study of providers caring for men living with HIV highlights the many opportunities missed to engage those men in conversations about contraception and fertility.

Innovative HIV testing and treatment intervention has big impact

UCSF Bixby Center
A new JAMA article quantifies what the cumulative impact of the SEARCH approach has been—and the results are impressive.

Seeking clarity about implant use among women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Experts have wrestled with how to provide clear, nuanced guidance regarding the combined use of efavirenz and the implant. A new commentary, coauthored by Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, offers suggestions.

How can states integrate family planning into their Zika responses?

UCSF Bixby Center
A new article chronicles the efforts of eight at-risk states to integrate family planning into their Zika response plans and expand available services.

Improving HIV care retention among young adults in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new SEARCH trial study, researchers analyze predictors of retention in HIV care among young adults in Kenya.