Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Accelerating the study of new drugs for HIV in pregnant and breastfeeding women: A call to action

December 9, 2021

More than 19 million women are living with HIV worldwide and the majority are of childbearing potential. There is a public health imperative to ensure that these women can make informed choices about the drugs they take for HIV treatment or prevention. Information to support optimal antiretroviral drug choices in pregnancy has rarely been available for women or their health providers, largely due to historically protectionist and conservative approaches to clinical studies conducted in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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HIV Challenge: Innovative Community Engagement Strategies to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Disparities

August 12, 2021

In partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is seeking innovative and effective approaches to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and antiretroviral therapy (ART) utilization among racial and ethnical minority individuals who are at increased risk for HIV infection or are people with HIV (PWH)....

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Request for Information: Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens

July 23, 2021

Purpose

NIH is requesting information from stakeholders on the utility and useability of sample language developed for use in informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing available below. The comment period on this Notice is 90 days. Response to this Notice is voluntary.

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Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Program: Now Accepting Applications!

July 20, 2021

Click here for more information about the program.  Applications due September 1, 2021.

Racial and ethnic diversity among HIV researchers is at a low and undesirable level. The Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Program is supported by the National Institutes of Health (R25MH119857) and designed to help overcome some of the barriers underrepresented in medicine/public health (URM) trainees face, thus...

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HU CFAR Grand Rounds : Cutting Edge Solutions in HIV Research

HU CFAR Grand Rounds video recordings

June 8, 2021

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research virtual Grand Rounds series represents an opportunity for Harvard-affiliated HIV researchers and their collaborators to learn about and share high impact, cutting-edge research to the HU CFAR community. If you’re interested in presenting at a future webinar, suggest a topic, or learn more about it, please contact Mark Ingaciola at ...

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Conversations on COVID-19 and Black Communities Webinar Series

June 26, 2020

View the 90-minute discussions about COVID-19 and Black Communities - organized by Multicultural AIDS Coalition in collaboration with Harvard CFAR, Black AIDS Institute, the House of Blahnik and others - visit the links below and subscribe to MAC Boston on YouTube

Conversations on COVID-19 and Black Communities: Organizing Ourselves  ...

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Drs. Ojikutu and Stephenson: Covid-19 vaccine trials must involve Black and Latinx participants and steps needed

June 26, 2020
Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Director of the HU CFAR Community Engaged Research Program and Dr Katy Stephenson teamed up on an important op-ed to describe the path that must be taken to include racially and ethnically diverse participants in Covid-19 clinical trials.  Don't miss this article.  Read more about Drs. Ojikutu and Stephenson: Covid-19 vaccine trials must involve Black and Latinx participants and steps needed
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February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7, 2020

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is being observed this year on Friday, February 7. This year’s NBHAAD theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma,” highlights the messages of the CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. According to CDC, the campaign is designed to raise awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma within the Black community.

CDC’s latest HIV surveillance data:

•             In 2018, Blacks/African...

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NEW FOA from FIC; NIDA; NIMH; NCI: "Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

August 7, 2019

FOA was recently published on Stigma, “Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)” https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-326.html

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