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We are excited to announce that you can now access the sessions from the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual), via the conference website.

Breaking science, expert debate and experiences of communities most affected by HIV can now be accessed through recorded speeches and events, presentations and infographics, including:

  • 12 prime sessions spotlighting abstracts on advancements in HIV prevention, treatment and the search for a cure as well as a world-class plenary speaker line-up;
  • 70+ satellite sessions organized by IAS and global partners covering topics from mental health and HIV to global targets as well as challenges experienced by the transgender community around the world;
  • 100+ on-demand sessions, including symposia and abstract-driven sessions on diverse subjects including decriminalization of HIV, gender identity, ageing with HIV and women-powered solutions;
  • 10 pre-conferences including the IAS Towards an HIV Cure pre-conference, the Latina Forum in HIV and a number of events exploring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV programmes and research;
  • 1800+ e-Posters spanning biomedical, policy and programme insights;
  • Global Village sessions exploring the experiences of young people, sex workers, rural women, and the next generation of HIV researchers, among other communities.

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Nelson Vergel's Update • Tuesday, August 4 and Invitation: Research Study from the Department of Medicine at UCLA

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | ZOOM Meeting
6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Nelson Vergel will give an update ...

... on ARV's & Weight Gain, Nandrolone, New HIV Meds and More. In addition, Dr Foltz from DAP will provide a brief COVID-19 update.

An ASL interpreter has not yet been scheduled for this meeting. Please let us know if you will require an interpreter.

Because Zoom bombing webinars has become a thing, Zoom now requires that all meeting attendees register in advance, use a password and a waiting room so that the moderator can control who joins the call. Apologies for this inconvenience, but if a meeting gets bombed, Zoom totally shuts it down and we can't continue.

This is an easy one-time process – just follow the directions below. Please do this before the call in case you encounter any problems.

You'll need to complete a onetime registration in advance for this meeting, if you haven't already done so:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You'll only need to do this once, and after that you can just click on the link to enter the monthly meeting (unless you use a different device).

If you are having any challenges using the Zoom platform, please let us know and we can help troubleshoot and/or walk you through it. We want everyone who wants to participate to be able to do so.
Email questions to .

Future Positive Life Zoom Programs:
Sep 1 – Understanding Medicare Plans & Enrollment by Cesar Perez of the Bilhartz Desert Insurance Agency.
Oct 6 – Anal Health & You by DAP & the ANCHOR Study Team.
Nov 3 – Mental Health during COVID.
Dec 8 – Metabolic Issues in HIV (and Egrifta study) by Dr Dan Lee from UCSD.

Sponsored by HIV+Aging Research Project-Palm Springs.

On another note:

Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH, from the Department of Medicine at UCLA is conducting a research study. We are recruiting self-identified men who have sex with men residing in Southern California.

Scientists are trying to find new ways to prevent STIs caused by bacteria. One way is to take an antibiotic pill before you can get infected. We eventually want to make this method widely available, but first, we first need to know how the public would feel about it. Participation will take a total of about 3 minutes. Your participation is anonymous.

To access the survey, please click here: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Ym1g5KA3v7avGZ

If you submit your response between June 24, 2020 and August 23, 2020, you will be eligible to enter a raffle for a chance to win one of two Apple Watch Series 3 ($199 value). *Participation in the study is not required in order to participate in the raffle.


OA has released a new report, titled “Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of People Living with Diagnosed HIV in California, 2015-2017,” presenting Medical Monitoring Project data from the California Project Area (Los Angeles and San Francisco conduct separate Medical Monitoring Projects).  With the invaluable assistance of health care providers and medical records staff throughout the state, our Office of AIDS Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance staff conducted interviews and medical record abstractions among over 600 people living with diagnosed HIV in California. The multi-site Medical Monitoring Project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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An Adobe Acrobat file MMP Report 2015-17 Appendix ADA 879.86 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file MMP Report 2015-17 ADA 927.5 KB

Both the report and appendix are located on the OA website https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DOA/CDPH%20Document%20Library/MMP_Report_2015-17_ADA.pdf  andhttps://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DOA/CDPH%20Document%20Library/MMP_Report_2015-17_Appendix_ADA.pdf


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The purpose of the Council is to ensure the development of a client-centered, comprehensive continuum of care for persons living with HIV disease (PLWH) throughout the TGA. In doing so, the Council provides effective planning for the TGA and promotes development of HIV/AIDS health services, personnel, and facilities that meet identified health and support service needs in a cost-effective manner, reduce inefficiencies, and address the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and low-income HIV infected individuals.

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