HIV & STIs

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.

How can PrEP help vulnerable pregnant and postpartum women?

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new commentary, Bixby researchers outline potential guidelines for providers offering PrEP to pregnant and postpartum women at risk for HIV.

A new study proves how good "one-stop shop" contraceptive care is for women

BuzzFeed
A new study suggests that combining family planning services with other medical care can improve women’s health — just as the Trump administration prepares for dramatic cuts in health funding that could roll back these and other gains.

“One-stop shop” family planning more effective for women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby Center researchers have released the first study to show that integrating HIV care and family planning services reduces the pregnancy rate among women living with HIV in Kenya—by nearly 30 percent.

Shaping policy with science: Highlights from the Bixby symposium

UCSF Bixby Center
On March 2, the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Bixby Center and BIRCWH convened a symposium focused on science’s role in shaping policy.