HIV & STIs

Experimental treatment lowers recurrence risk of bacterial vaginosis in phase 2 test

Reuters
Reuters covered new research from Craig Cohen and Anke Hemmerling in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Meet Dr. Monica Hahn, physician merging activism and medicine

UCSF Bixby Center
Years ago, Dr. Monica Hahn thought she’d be more likely to end up protesting in the streets than seeing patients in an exam room. Now an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Hahn is the daughter of Korean immigrants and the first person in her family to go to medical school.

FDA 'commencing a study' that could lead to the removal of a once-lifetime ban on gay men donating blood as COVID-19 survivor says he was turned away from blood center for being gay

Good Morning America
HIV specialist Monica Hahn explained why the ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men is unscientific and discriminatory on Good Morning America.

How does toilet access influence pregnant and breastfeeding women’s adherence to HIV medication?

UCSF Bixby Center

Access to adequate sanitation, including access to toilet facilities, increases human dignity and promotes health.

How to make PrEP more youth-friendly in Kenya and Uganda

UCSF Bixby Center
The SEARCH team held focus groups of young men and young women age 15-24 in the study’s communities in Kenya and Uganda to deepen understanding of their demand and uptake of PrEP.

A new approach to reach people who don’t know their HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa

UCSF Bixby Center

Knowledge of HIV status is the starting point for prevention, care and treatment and the first step toward reaching UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.

Community health approach to HIV testing and treatment in rural Africa improves health on path to HIV epidemic control

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine shares the results of a Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial in rural Kenya and Uganda.

Exploring friendship-based chain referral for adolescent HIV testing

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Family AIDS Care Education and Services (FACES) tested the use of a friendship-based chain referral approach, which has been successful in other settings, to recruit adolescents for HIV testing in Kisumu County, Kenya.

Livelihood program improves perceived mental health of people living with HIV in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Shamba Maisha study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, explored how a livelihood program impacted perceived mental health among people living with HIV in Migori County, Kenya.

Meet Dr. Rachel L. Kaplan, trailblazing researcher fighting transphobia

UCSF Bixby Center
There is very little data about HIV in the Middle East to begin with, and funding and attention dedicated to eradicating the epidemic often ignores trans women. Dr. Rachel L. Kaplan is out to change that.