Prevention and Linkage to Care Research: Active Grants
In 2012, we funded three collaborative projects to test and evaluate innovative approaches of two interventions intended to improve health outcomes and curb the HIV epidemic in California. Multi-disciplinary teams of investigators have since then worked to engage populations most adversely affected by HIV to provide testing and linkage to care plus antiretroviral treatment for those who are HIV positive (referred to as "TLC+"), while at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) who are HIV negative have been offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
With an eye toward the essential role that PrEP will play in ending the epidemic in California, in 2015 CHRP funded two groups of grantees to initiate PrEP projects focused on women, and in 2016 CHRP funded three groups of grantees to initiate PrEP projects focused on transgender persons.
- LA County: Los Angeles County PATH: PrEP and TLC+ for HIV Prevention. Amy Wohl, Principal Investigator
- East Bay AIDS Center: C.R.U.S.H.: Connecting Resources for Urban Sexual Health. Janet Myers, Principal Investigator
- UCSD: ALERT-Active Linkage, Engagement and Retention to Reduce HIV. Sheldon Morris, Principal Investigator
PrEP for Women
- UCSF/East bay AIDS Center: CRUSH-PrEP for Women. Janet Myers, Principal Investigator
- UCLA/UCSD: Multimodal Interventions to Improve Adherence to Oral Tenofovir/Emtricitabine as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Women in Southern California. Raphy Landovitz and Sheldon Morris, Principal Investigators
PrEP for Transgender People
- UCSF: Culturally Relevant PrEP Demonstration for Trans Communities. Jae Sevelius, Principal Investigator
SFDPH: PrEP-T: Advancing PrEP Delivery in the Transgender Community.Al Liu, Principal Investigator
UCSD: PrEP Linkage Adherence & Pharmacology in Transgender Persons.Sheldon Morris, Principal Investigator