HIV & STIs

Prenatal care is crucial to preventing congenital syphilis

UCSF Bixby Center
New research analyzing data on pregnant people with syphilis and their infants in California found that receiving late or no prenatal care, early stage of syphilis, and living in Central California were linked to congenital syphilis.

Young women in Africa want choice in HIV prevention

UCSF Bixby Center
Nearly all adolescent girls and young women in a new study accepted one of two HIV prevention products they were offered.

Study finds adolescent girls and young women in Africa will use HIV prevention products

Medical Xpress
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Trials Research Centre was one of the clinical research sites for a study that found that adolescent girls and young women in Africa can and will use HIV prevention products consistently.

As syphilis comes roaring back, newborn babies are tragic victims

STAT
Ina Park calls for greater investment in fighting congenital syphilis.

Could a common bacteria protect women in South Africa from HIV?

Good Things Guy
An innovative new study in South Africa by Bixby members Craig Cohen and Anke Hemmerling, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Aurum Institute and Ragon Institute will explore whether treatment with Lactin-V can protect women from HIV.

Retiree living the RV dream fights $12,387 nightmare lab fee

Kaiser Health News
Ina Park talked to Kaiser Health News about a patient who was billed thousands of dollars for STI tests she didn't request and wasn't informed about for their Bill of the Month series.

Community-based HIV testing services can help increase HIV testing rates in western Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) set a testing target of 90% of all individuals with HIV knowing their HIV status, which some countries are struggling to meet.

Counseling’s impact on adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women

UCSF Bixby Center

Pregnant women living with HIV can transmit the infection to their babies in utero, during delivery or through breastfeeding.

People are still having sex. So why are STD rates dropping?

New York Times
Dr. Ina Park talked to the New York Times about challenges to STD testing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on patients.

Zambian study points to why some mothers don't carry on taking HIV drugs

The Conversation
Jerry Nutor wrote about his work on the first study in Zambia to explore how attitudes and beliefs affect HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women’s intention to take ART consistently.