The table below lists grants awarded by the International Core of the San Diego Center for AIDS Research for research in Mexico.

Pilot Grants

Investigator Institution Project title
April 2020
Rafful, Claudia Universidad Autónoma de Mexico 

Impact of COVID-19 and unintended consequences of health policies on HIV risk behaviors among people who inject drugs in Tijuana

Investigator Institution Project title
October 2019
Navarro, Samuel, MD Tijuana General Hospital 

Syndemics, social networks, and HIV among transgender women in Tijuana, Mexico

Investigator Institution Project title
April 2019
Arredondo, Jaime, PhD CIDE / Universidad Xochicalco Assessing fentanyl and HIV among people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico
Bojórquez, Ietza, MD, PhD Colegio de la Frontera Norte LTBI prevalence and treatment among Tijuana's homeless
April 2018
Almanza, Horacio, PhD Autonomous University of Baja California Risk factors for HIV transmission in Tijuana picaderos
Reyes-Teran, Gustavo, MD National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Mexico Seguro HIV-TRACE: HIV molecular surveillance in a Mexican reference laboratory
April 2017
Harvey-Vera, Alicia, PhD Universidad Xochicalco Exploring barriers and facilitators of police referral to HIV prevention services
April 2016
Maria Gudelia Rangel Gomez, PhD U.S.- Mexico Border Health Commission HIV co-infection with STIs among MSM in Mexico
October 2015
Hernandez-Avila, MD, ScD Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica Identifying barriers to routine HIV testing for MSM in Mexico: an online study
April 2015
Cesar Infante, MD, PhD Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica Increasing understanding of HIV/Chagas co-infections in a region of high risk
Muñoz, Fátima, MD, MPH Universidade Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) for monitoring TB/HIV co-infection treatment
Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH State Health Ministry, Baja 
Impact of delayed time horizon on texting intervention for risky women in Mexico
October 2014
Alicia Harvey-Vera, PhD Universidad Xochicalco, Tijuana Prevalence of HIV and other STIs among incarcerated in Tijuana, Mexico
October 2013
Carlos Magis-Rodriguez, MD, PhD La Comision del Fronteriza and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Tijuana police assessment: Foundation for structural HIV prevention
April 2012
Remedios Lozada, MD PrevenCasa, Tijuana Using technology to improve linkage and engagement in HIV care in Tijuana
April 2011
Carlos Vera, PhD Universidade Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of HIV along the US-Mexico frontier
October 2009
Alexei Licea, PhD Laboratorio de Soluciones Geneticas, Tijuana Pooled nucleic Acid testing to detect antiretroviral treatment failure in Mexico
October 2008
Maria Gudelia Rangel Gomez, PhD El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana HIV risk factors at transport crossings of Mexico’s northern and southern border
November 2007
Remedios Lozada, MD Patronato Pro-COMUSIDA, Tijuana Correlates of HIV/STD risk among male clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico
April 2006
Sergio Bautista Arredondo Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), Mexico City Analysis of efficiency and cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention in Mexico

Visiting Researchers Grant

Investigator Institution UC San Diego Mentor
April 2016
Annick Borquez, PhD Universidad Autonoma de Baja
California, Tijuana
Natasha Martin, DPhil

At a Glance