CLAFH Contributes to National HIV Testing Day Blog on HIV.gov
To promote National HIV Testing Day on June 27, CLAFH Director and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos spoke to Kaye Hayes about the importance of HIV testing for efforts to end the HIV epidemic and the need to evolve health care systems to better meet the needs of populations in greatest need of HIV testing and treatment, particularly youth.
He also highlights his appointment as Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing as an opportunity to more effectively leverage nurses for HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. The conversation is available in a two-part blog post on the HIV.gov blog.
CLAFH Releases Commentary and Animated Video in Honor of the Year of the Nurse
In honor of the 2020-2021 International Year of the Nurse/Midwife, CLAFH researchers and colleagues from around the globe published a commentary in The Lancet Infectious Diseases highlighting the indispensable role of nurses in addressing infectious disease outbreak and pandemics.
In addition, CLAFH produced an animated video to highlight the ideas reflected in the commentary and to fully recognize the indispensable role of nurses in health care - in the United States and globally.
CLAFH Awarded Grant to Support HIV Leadership Development in Latino Communities
CLAFH has received funding from ViiV Healthcare to launch the Instituto DILES [English: DILES (Tell Them) Institute], a 12-month program that builds leadership skills among Latinx individuals to drive meaningful change in their communities toward ending the HIV epidemic for Latinx men. The 12-month program will enroll DILES Fellows, who receive training and mentorship in core areas of HIV leadership and who will develop real-world projects in their local communities in order to impact real change in real time. These projects are designed to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latinx men in order to support the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.
CLAFH Director Appointed to CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee
CLAFH Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos was appointed to serve on the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). The CHACHSPT advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the CDC Director; and the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD prevention and treatment efforts. In addition, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos currently serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), and the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.
CLAFH Researchers Contribute to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Study on Sexually Transmitted Infections in the U.S.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) released a new consensus study report on new directions for prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. CLAFH researchers contributed to the new report, Sexually Transmitted Infections: Adopting a Sexual Health Paradigm, including CLAFH Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos as a committee member and CLAFH scholars Adam Benzekri and Marco Thimm-Kaiser as consultants.
CLAFH Researchers Contribute to Revision of HHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents Among Adolescents and Young Adults with HIV
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents released revised guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents among adolescents and young adults with HIV. CLAFH Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos contributed to the revisions as a member of the Panel.
CLAFH Director Presents at the National Ending the HIV Epidemic Meeting
CLAFH Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos hosted a plenary session at the 2021 National Ending the HIV Epidemic Meeting at the Washington, DC Center for AIDS research. He presented a talk entitled Revisiting the Invisible Latino HIV Crisis: Amplifying Strategies for Improving the National Response, in which he conducts a Latino-focused assessment of progress toward core indicators of success outlined in the National Strategic Plan to end the HIV epidemic.
CLAFH Draws Attention to the Unique Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults in the National Response to COVID-19
CLAFH researchers and colleagues published a viewpoint article in Clinical Infectious Diseases discussing the role of adolescents and young adults in transmission dynamics, and the health risks for adolescents and young adults, and considerations for a response to COVID-19 that takes adolescent and young adult development into account.
The below press coverage highlight the work of CLAFH and its leadership.
This article spotlights the launch of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at DUSON and how CLAFH works to strengthen the role of families in supporting the health of Latino adolescents and young adults and has conducted outreach to the Latino community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this opinion article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Marco Thimm-Kaiser discuss the potential for the United States to mobilize its students to supplement the COVID-19 vaccine workforce, reduce vaccine hesitancy, and help heal a divided nation.
This radio broadcast features Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discussing how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected communities of color with a particular focus on the Bronx, New York City.
In this article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Dr. Barbara Taylor discuss how, in order for the U.S. to reach its goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, interventions must be better tailored to meet the needs of Latino populations.
In this article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses progress and remaining gaps in HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for Latinx populations as well as the barriers that continue to perpetuate HIV disparities within Latino communities.
In this podcast, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses how COVID-19 has affected the Latino community as well as necessary steps to reduce resulting and pre-existing health disparities.
In this article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents and young adults.
This news interview features Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discussing his appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS and the largely invisible HIV crisis in Latino communities in the United States.
This article features Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discussing the largely invisible HIV crisis in Latino communities in the United States and the importance of culturally appropriate care to address this crisis.
This article features CLAFH and Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos in discussing the largely invisible HIV crisis experienced by Latino communities in the United States.
In this article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Marco Thimm-Kaiser, and Guillermo Chacón discuss new HIV infections that are on the rise in Latino communities and the need for reinforced efforts to ensure that HIV prevention, treatment, and support services reach Latinos who are most in need.
This article features CLAFH's work on combating rising numbers of HIV diagnoses among young Latino men in the Bronx, New York City — by engaging their parents to promote safe sex, sexual health, and life opportunities.
In this opinion article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Marco Thimm-Kaiser discuss the socioeconomic and health challenges faced by Latino youth living in "colonias" — largely unincorporated settlements at the U.S. border — as well as steps to address these longstanding challenges.
This article highlights Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and his work as Director of CLAFH as exemplary for the contribution of Latinos to health services in the United States.
This article features CLAFH's work with fathers and their adolescent sons as part of the Fathers Raising Responsible Men (FRRM) intervention in the Bronx, New York City. FRRM is designed to support fathers in talking to their adolescent sons about sex, condoms, and future goals in order to promote sexual health and life opportunities.
In this article, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the important but too seldom recognized influence of fathers on shaping adolescent sexual behavior and sexual health.
In this interview, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos speaks about the important role of parents in shaping adolescent sexual health and he discusses his ongoing work in the Bronx, New York City, to support parents in addressing sex and sexual health with their adolescents.