HIV & STIs

Advancing reproductive health and human rights for HIV-positive women

UCSF Bixby Center
Many women living with HIV can have safe, healthy and satisfying sexual and reproductive lives, but there is still a long way to go to make this a universal reality. The new issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society features contributions from researchers, clinicians, policymakers and women living with HIV that examine this critical issue – including new research from the UCSF Bixby Center.

Advancing care for HIV-positive children and adolescents in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center

On World AIDS Day, the global community has committed to ambitious targets focused on ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Understanding birth control and HIV risk

UCSF Bixby Center
Understanding if hormonal contraception increases HIV risk — and if so, by how much — is a global public health priority. A team including a UCSF Bixby Center researcher examined recent data on the issue to help inform future research and programs aimed at providing women with safe and effective options to manage their reproductive health.

New study finds that implants are an effective contraceptive option for HIV-positive women

Press Release
Contraceptive implants are a safe and effective birth control option for HIV-­positive women using anti­retroviral therapy (ART), including efavirenz­-based ART, according to a new study published today in The Lancet HIV.

Expanding birth control options for HIV­-positive women

UCSF Bixby Center
Contraceptive implants are a safe and effective birth control option for HIV­-positive women using anti­retroviral therapy (ART), according to a new UCSF Bixby Center study published in The Lancet HIV.

New generation of women’s health tools on the horizon

UCSF Bixby Center
Recent developments in the emerging field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are poised to deliver a new generation of safe and effective prevention methods that better meet women’s needs.

New Generation of Women’s Health Tools on Horizon

Press Release
Recent developments in the emerging field of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are poised to deliver a new generation of safe and effective prevention methods that better meet women’s needs.

GOP drive to defund Planned Parenthood fails in the Senate

Al Jazeera
Conservative lawmakers championed but ultimately failed to forward legislation — in a 53-to-46 vote — that would have stripped Planned Parenthood of $528 million of federal funding.

Preventing cervical cancer among HIV-positive women

UCSF Bixby Center
Cervical cancer, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women in low-resource settings.

Improving birth control access for women living with HIV

UCSF Bixby Center
Although contraception is an important preventive health care tool for all women, many women face barriers when trying to access birth control.