ACTIV-2/A5401 Study Results

New Study Results with a photo of Dr. Chew and Dr. Currier

Identifying characteristics associated with SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding may be useful to understand viral compartmentalization, disease pathogenesis, and risks for viral transmission. In this study, SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding was concordant across compartments. Age was strongly associated with viral shedding and men had slower viral clearance than women, which could explain sex differences in acute COVID-19 outcomes.




Four UCLA Health physicians elected to Association of American Physicians

April 11, 2022

Four UCLA physicians have been elected to the Association of American Physicians...


Updated Efficacy, Safety, and Case Studies in HPTN 083

February 16, 2022

In a large clinical trial assessing Apretude, ViiV Healthcare’s recently approved injectable drug, as a...


Long-Acting Injectable PrEP for HIV Risk

October 03, 2021

Long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is not only a long sought-after...


Four Potential COVID-19 Therapeutics Enter Phase 2/3 Testing in NIH ACTIV-2 Trial

February 12, 2021

Enrollment has begun to test additional investigational drugs in the...

Judith Currier

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

January 21, 2021

…“Even people who are taking one pill once a day just reported...

Judith Currier

Ride Health and ACTIV-2 Partner to Provide Transportation for Nationwide COVID-19 Therapeutic Study

January 05, 2021

…“As we designed the ACTIV-2 protocol, it became clear that we would need to..

Judith Currier

NIH re-funds ACTG for the next seven years

November 30, 2020

…“The ACTG is honored to have the continued support of the NIH, which will allow us to continue...


UCLA begins recruitment for phase 3 of The Oxford University - AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

October 29, 2020

…“The safety of our volunteers and participants is the first priority of...

Judith Currier

UCLA draws record $1.4 billion in research funding

October 12, 2020

UCLA attracted record support for its wide-ranging research in the...


BTAN Empowers the Black Community Through Education

May 01, 2012

Empowering the Black Community: Education as a Foundation for Reducing Health Disparities.

On my mind... reflections from the chair newsletter screenshot

Week 40: Running the Gamut

October 10, 2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kara Chew, a clinical investigator at the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) ...

Screenshot of the 2022 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Injected PrEP: cabotegravir maintains its advantage over four years

February 18, 2022

An update on HPTN 083, the study that established that PrEP given as an injection every two months...

In the Know

Watch In The Know: A community webinar highlighting new insights in HIV and COVID research

December 08, 2021

In The Know A community webinar highlighting...


Bimonthly, Injected PrEP Beats Daily Pill in Warding Off HIV: Study

August 12, 2021

When the antiretroviral regimen known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, was launched nearly...


Top 5 stories on injectable HIV treatment and prevention from CROI 2021

March 23, 2021

Dr. Raphael Landovitz presented findings on injectable PrEP to CROI 2021...

Judith Currier

Months after fighting coronavirus, some now face heart, lung or neurological problems

February 06, 2021

…“COVID-19 is a disease of extremes. Some people can be asymptomatic and

Judith Currier

Meet two doctors fighting for BIPOC representation in clinical trials

January 18, 2021

…How are communities of color disproportionately impacted by the...


UCLA Health infectious disease experts tout critical role mask wearing plays in limiting spread of COVID-19

January 05, 2021

Read what UCLA Health infectious disease experts, including Drs. Judith Currier and...


AstraZeneca Trial Volunteer Faces Fear, Hopes to Help End Pandemic

November 26, 2020

…“I think we’ve all felt so helpless," said Dr. Landovitz. 


The latest on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine development

November 12, 2020

Listen to Dr. Raphael Landovitz, lead vaccine researcher for the...

Judith Currier

UCLA Researchers Testing Effectiveness Of COVID Plasma Transfusions

October 16, 2020

Watch Dr. Currier discuss the plasma antibody trial for people...


Dan Savage Interviews Dr. Raphael Landovitz About Injectable PrEP

October 06, 2020

On Savage Lovecast episode #728, hear Dan Savage interview Dr. Raphael Landovitz about the promise of a new


Men's Health

Men's Health Fair

Friday, June 10, 2022, 9am - 2pm. MLK Jr. Outpatient Center, 1670 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059. Free Activities Will Include: Health screenings, Live DJ, Information from licensed healthcare providers, Community resources, In-N-Out Burger*, Free haircuts*, Free swag bags, Fun raffles! Ask about recruiter enrollment!!!

*First come, first serve for tested individuals only. Must be 13 years or older.

For more information about this event, call 323-563-5802 or IG CDU.DrewCares

Decades of HIV

Decade of HIV CARE: An HIV/AIDS 40-year retrospective virtual event

May 24, 2021

June 5, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the first description of Pneumocystis pneumonia in the setting of what we know as AIDS in 5 patients in Los Angeles – in the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).These observations, by Dr. Michael Gottlieb, from UCLA, and Dr. Joel Weisman began to define the challenges that would shape the research and treatment agendas of the subsequent 40 years of a global pandemic.


Tough Decisions

18th Annual HIV CME Symposium Tough Decisions Made Easier - Archived

September 09, 2021

The UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research & Education (CARE), UCLA Pacific AIDS Education Training Center (PAETC), UCLA AIDS Institute, and Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) proudly present the 18th Annual HIV CME Symposium "Tough Decisions Made Easier: Clinical Management of Treatment - Experienced Patients."

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: HIV research experience for COVID solutions

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Join UCLA Health for a pop-up drive-in event to learn how the knowledge and capacity already developed by researchers at the CARE Center are accelerating the development of new tools to fight COVID-19 and current state/future of treatment and prevention studies.