HIV & STIs

Adapting HIV care in Western Kenya to prevent the spread of COVID-19

UCSF Bixby Center

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of healthcare. With the pandemic, the Kenyan government set new restrictions to promote social distancing.

Big hearts meet big challenges: How CAPTC is helping California stop the spread of COVID-19

UCSF Bixby Center
California Prevention Training Center’s expertise in disease intervention training for STI and HIV prevention makes them a natural fit for California Connected, the state’s massive contact tracing and public awareness campaign.

Large Bay Area blood bank still turning away gay, bisexual men who meet US rules

San Francisco Chronicle
Dr. Deborah Cohan talked to the San Francisco Chronicle about the lack of a scientific basis for delaying blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

One step closer to first long-acting HIV prevention option for women in sub-Saharan Africa

UCSF Bixby Center
A woman-controlled, long-acting HIV prevention tool is one step closer to helping stop the spread of HIV.

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.