On Writing About The Ring

The press write about research, but for whom? By Katie Stark At the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the ASPIRE study team presented their findings on their successes of their Dapivirine intravaginal microbicide ring. Although this finding has the potential to significantly impact the transmission of HIV to women, the news has not... Continue Reading →


Seem Familiar? Behind the Scenes of the iCON Video

Peter Ceglarek I have been fortunate enough to work on the iCON project since its inception. Not only will iCON do a world of good, but I have had the chance to work with a world of different subprojects. And I’ve loved it. So when I was asked to make a promotional video for iCON,... Continue Reading →

SexLab Welcomes Erin Riley, MPH

Erin Riley joined the SexLab team in late October 2015 as a Project Manager. Erin is primarily working on our pioneering Project Nexus, as well as a scoping review on transgender health and an innovative research paper investigating how age, race and location influence knowledge of HIV. Erin joins us with a wealth of experience... Continue Reading →

Health Access Initiative Launches! Application is now open

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce) is launching the Health Access Initiative (HAI), a free quality-improvement program for local primary care clinics, health centers, and STI testing and treatment sites to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. MFierce is focused on implementing structural change, or “upstream” strategies to... Continue Reading →

Road Less Traveled: Drawing connections between HIV & IPV

Peter In late September, I presented with Connect-to-Protect (C2P)—a coalition aimed at creating structural change to reduce vulnerability to HIV among sexual minority men and trans women—at a training aimed at teaching people from HIV and domestic violence service organizations about the intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV—a more current and broad term... Continue Reading →

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