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Sustained Efficacy of Long-Acting Cabotegravir for PrEP Among Cisgender Women – Findings from HPTN 084 Study

August 31, 2022

Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) presented updated results from the HPTN 084 long-acting cabotegravir (CAB) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal. New findings show reductions in HIV incidence were sustained in the 12 months following trial unblinding (November 5, 2020, through November 5, 2021). Read more.

Addressing Racism’s Role in the US HIV Epidemic: Qualitative Findings from Three “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Prevention Projects

August 31, 2022

Researchers from the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Center for Health Equity Research reviewed qualitative data from three “Ending the HIV Epidemic” (EHE) projects, published in the July issue of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS). In the article, Kate Muessig, PhD, associate professor … Continued

Researchers evaluate diagnostic testing landscape for tick-borne disease in the Southeast

August 2, 2022

Tick-borne diseases (TBD) including Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis (SFGR), ehrlichiosis, and increasingly Lyme disease, represent a substantial public health concern throughout much of the Southeastern United States. North Carolina experiences some of the highest rates of SFGR and ehrlichiosis in the United States, often accounting for more than of 10% and 5% of cases reported to the … Continued

NIAID recognizes HPTN’s groundbreaking work in covid prevention tools

August 2, 2022

The 2022 HPTN Annual Meeting took place June 5-8 in Washington, D.C., bringing hundreds of worldwide researchers, collaborators, community representatives, and government health officials together to share updates and accomplishments and re-engage with each other as a community. Read more.

Utilizing Global Surveillance to Develop a Syphilis Vaccine

July 15, 2022

Dr. Arlene Sena and her team are working to develop a syphilis vaccine, “But we need to know what’s circulating worldwide first.” Arlene Seña, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is co-project director of a cooperative research grant for a Treponema pallidum vaccine development initiative and a global clinical research consortium. … Continued

Chris Evans earns 2022 Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Award

June 30, 2022

Chris Evans, DNP, MSN, a research instructor and assistant professor of clinical education in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was one of three recipients of the 2022 Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Award! The Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Award recognizes preceptors for outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists. These … Continued