Oct. 2, 2017 - CFAR AFP-WG Webinar: New NIH Funded Research to Advance Oral PrEP Use and Delivery
Description: This webinar will review current evidence on PrEP use, and then highlight a recent NIH initiative which called for research applications on “Improving the HIV PrEP Cascade” (RFAMH-17-360 and 361). The initiative sought research to help speed PrEP access and uptake, support PrEP medication adherence and care retention, and prioritize key populations and reduce disparities in PrEP use. Research awards newly underway through this initiative will pioneer work in underserved populations, test innovative approaches to improve PrEP care engagement, and address important provider and care-system factors related to PrEP use.
Presenter: Michael Stirratt, PhD - NIMH Division of AIDS Research
Discussant: Dawn Smith, MD - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nov. 13, 2017 - High sensitivity testing & translational science
Description: This webinar will review HIV testing technologies, the importance of screening for acute HIV infection in PrEP programs, and the growing data on the impact of PrEP on HIV tests during seroconversion. We will review some of the translational science around PrEP and
HIV testing and discuss some of the remaining implementation science questions on the topic.
Speaker: Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH - Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Discussant: Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH - Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The 2017 CFAR HIV Research Day was held on Wednesday, December 6, in the Great Hall of the International House. More than 100 participants heard a dozen presentations on disparities in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Check out the agenda and learn moreabout this exciting one-day event! Also check the HIV Institute Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds.
The student team, which is advised by Dr. Davey Smith, Co-Director of the UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research, has won first place in the National Academy of Engineering's Global Grand Challenges Summit business model competition! Congratulations!!!
The team recently incorporated as Worldcare Technologies, a public benefit corporation. Their goal is to take their advances all the way through clinical trials, manufacturing and distribution to make real-world impacts with the devices/technologies they are designing to monitor the effectiveness of HIV treatment in low-resource areas of the globe.
Kirk Hutchison (BS History ’18) is CEO, Worldcare Technologies. He is shown here with his team, third from the right.