HIV & STIs

Promising model for improving health for transgender women in Lebanon

UCSF Bixby Center
Transgender women’s risk factors are particularly understudied and invisible in the Middle East and North Africa, and effective and culturally appropriate support is urgently needed. Rachel Kaplan and colleagues aim to address this gap with the first ever study to tackle HIV prevention among transgender women in Lebanon.

Understanding the complexities of mobility and HIV in eastern Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research aims to better understand the dynamics of mobility in rural communities across three regions of eastern Africa.

NIH directors see UCSF research come to life in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
National Institute of Mental Health Director Josh Gordon, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Director Diana Bianchi and Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass flew thousands of miles yet again to immerse themselves in UCSF’s work in Kisumu.

Pilot study empowers Kenyan women living with HIV to have children

UCSF Bixby Center
A new pilot study conducted with Family AIDS Care and Education Services explored timed vaginal insemination and consistent male condom use as safe conception strategies for couples in Kisumu, Kenya, in which only the woman was HIV-positive.

Providers need more training to counsel men living with HIV on family planning

UCSF Bixby Center

Men are often left behind in efforts related to birth control, conception and pregnancy care, but involving them can have positive benefits.

What helps men stay in HIV care in Kenya and Uganda?

UCSF Bixby Center
The Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial actively worked to increase male engagement in care by addressing known barriers.

The impact of financial incentives on preventing HIV in newborns

UCSF Bixby Center
New research explores the impact of providing financial incentives for pregnant women in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, to complete steps to prevent transmitting HIV to their children.

FACES launches 8 adolescent centers in Kisumu County, Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) celebrated the opening of eight new adolescent centers in Kisumu County, Kenya on August 16th.

Increasing men’s involvement in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

UCSF Bixby Center
A new FACES publication showed that a novel approach holds promise for addressing barriers to male involvement and improving maternal and infant health.

Mobility linked with higher-risk sexual behaviors in Kenya and Uganda

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Carol Camlin and colleagues aims to better understand barriers to reaching mobile populations with HIV prevention and treatment by studying how mobility affects risk behaviors.