HIV & STIs

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.

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

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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.