HIV & STIs

Improving HIV care retention among young adults in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new SEARCH trial study, researchers analyze predictors of retention in HIV care among young adults in Kenya.

How can PrEP help vulnerable pregnant and postpartum women?

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new commentary, Bixby researchers outline potential guidelines for providers offering PrEP to pregnant and postpartum women at risk for HIV.

A new study proves how good "one-stop shop" contraceptive care is for women

BuzzFeed
A new study suggests that combining family planning services with other medical care can improve women’s health — just as the Trump administration prepares for dramatic cuts in health funding that could roll back these and other gains.

“One-stop shop” family planning more effective for women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby Center researchers have released the first study to show that integrating HIV care and family planning services reduces the pregnancy rate among women living with HIV in Kenya—by nearly 30 percent.

Shaping policy with science: Highlights from the Bixby symposium

UCSF Bixby Center
On March 2, the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Bixby Center and BIRCWH convened a symposium focused on science’s role in shaping policy.

Reducing HIV stigma through economic empowerment

UCSF Bixby Center

Despite advances in treatment and education, HIV remains a highly stigmatized disease in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV-positive people often experience social isolation and exclusion.

Exploring the role of bacteria in vaginal health

UCSF Bixby Center

Certain vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) are known to increase women’s chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI),

Promising new approach expands use of lifesaving HIV therapy

UCSF Bixby Center
A recent UCSF and Makerere University study tested a new approach for expanding the use of HIV treatment by focusing on changing health worker behaviors. Providers who gave updated care had patients two times more likely to begin antiretroviral therapy during the important 14-day period after becoming eligible.

Maricianah Onono named a 120 Under 40 Family Planning Leader

UCSF Bixby Center
Long-time Bixby collaborator Dr. Maricianah Onono has been named a 2016 winner of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders.

HIV disclosure results in different experiences for women and men

UCSF Bixby Center
In a large study in East Africa, men and women had very different experiences when considering whether to tell their partners about an HIV diagnosis.