Patients diagnosed with HIV should start ART as soon as possible after diagnosis. This recommendation will likely need to wait until national treatment guidelines are modified to be consistent with WHO guidelines. (George Rutherford, CAPS researcher)
Path analysis determined that antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence was positively linked to health care provider relationship and negatively linked to depressive symptoms and lifetime trauma (Torsten Neilands, Mallory Johnson, & Parya Saberi, CAPS)
Partnered men living with HIV were less likely to report currently receiving antiretroviral therapy compared to single men (Judy Tan, Lance Pollack, Greg Rebchook, & Susan Kegeles, CAPS)
Announcement: Our dear friend and colleague, Dave Robb, has passed away. Dave has worked with CAPS and UCSF ARI since 1999. He will be missed by us and those who remember his constant and unfailing commitment to human kindness and so much more.
Researchers implemented an intervention reduced the levels of stigma towards HIV/AIDS among medical students in Puerto Rico (Torsten Neilands, CAPS faculty)
Bay Area MSM outside of SF may need more intensive HIV prevention efforts similar to MSM counterparts that living within SF (Willi McFarland, CAPS affiliate)
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