Resources

Tools For Your Community

Promoting Your Sexual Health

General

  • LinkU: Health, food, housing, and more resources, anywhere.
  • Sexual + Being: DC’s one-stop resource for sexual health and wellness.
  • Sex Is…: Accurate information and resources about sex and sexual health for young people and the adults they trust.
  • Bienestar DC: Para el cuidado de salud general y sexual de la comunidad Latina que vive en DC.

Testing

  • DC Health and Wellness Center: HIV and STD testing and treatment, PrEP/PEP services, assistance with benefits, and linkage of referrals to other services.
  • GetCheckedDC: Free, convenient, and safe HIV and STD testing at home or at a local lab.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

  • PrEPWatch: A one-stop for PrEP data, research, cost, access, implementation and advocacy efforts across the globe.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Research on Ending the HIV Epidemic in DC

Publications

  • Das S, Allston A, Kharfen M. Detecting spatial cores and temporal trends of repeat STIs to plan pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) scale-up in DC. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2020;PAP.
  • Das S, Opoku J, Allston A, Kharfen M. Detecting spatial clusters of HIV and hepatitis coinfections. PLOS ONE. 2018;13:1-13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203674.
  • Das S, Li JJ, Allston A, Kharfen M. Planning area-specific prevention and intervention programs for HIV using spatial regression analysis. Public Health. 2019;169(202):41-49. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2019.01.009.
  • Das S, Opoku J, Kharfen M, Allston A. Geographic patterns of poor HIV/AIDS care continuum in District of Columbia. AIDS Research and Therapy.  2018;15:2. doi:10.1186/s12981-018-0189-8.
  • Das S, Opoku J, Allston A, Kharfen M. Geographic core areas of co-infections in Washington DC: Recommendations for planning prevention-intervention to mitigate HIV burden. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa891.
  • Das S, Allston A, Opoku J, Kharfen M. A spatial approach for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States - A DC Model. Clinical Infectious Diseases.  2020.
  • Doshi RK, Li J,  Dorsey K, Allston A, Kharfen M. Earlier diagnoses and faster treatment of HIV in the District of Columbia: HIV surveillance analysis, 2006-2016. AIDS Care, 2019 Mar 21, 31(12):1476-1483. PMID:  30897926. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1595516
  • Doshi RK, Bowleg L, Blankenship KM. Tying structural racism to HIV viral suppression. Clinical Infectious Diseases; online publication 2020 Aug 26.  https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1252
  • Hamp AD, Doshi RK, Lum G, Allston A. Impact of cross-jurisdictional data exchange on the estimation of HIV population living in the District of Columbia. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2018 Aug 13; 4(3): e62. PMID: 30104182. https://doi.org/10.2196/publichealth.9800
  • Levy ME, Monroe AK, Horberg MA, Benator DA, Molock S, Doshi RK, Happ LP, Castel AD. Pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders and time with unsuppressed HIV viral load  in a clinical HIV cohort. JAIDS J Acq Immune Def Syndr, 2019 November 1. PMID:  31356466. https://doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002138
  • Ocampo JMF, Hamp A, Rhodes A, Smart JC, Pemmaraju R, Poschman K, Hess KL, Bhattacharjee R, Flynn  C, Anderson BJ, Dowling JE, Maccormack F, Doshi R, Lum G, Maddox L, Moncur B,  Barnhart JE, Maxwell J, Boggavarapu Aurand S, Hogan V, Wills D, Prowell S, Kassaye SG, Karn HE, Laffoon BT, Collmann J. Improving HIV surveillance data by using the atra black box system to assist regional deduplication activities. JAIDS Journal of Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 2019 Sept 1;  S13-S19.
  • Opoku J, Doshi RK, Castel AD, Sorensen I, Horberg M, Allston A, Kharfen M, Greenberg AE. Comparing clinical outcomes of persons living with HIV by enrollment status in a large longitudinal HIV cohort study, Washington, DC. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance,  2020;6(2): e16061. https://doi.org/10.2196/16061

Active Research Projects

  • DC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Supplement –principal investigator (PI): R Doshi: This project, a citywide expansion of rapid antiretroviral therapy initiation in the District of Columbia, will address the “Treat” pillar of the nationwide EHE initiative in a jurisdiction with high HIV prevalence and plateau in the number of new HIV diagnoses. 
  • DC CFAR Rapid Response Research Awards on COVID-19 and HIV – PI: C Rodriguez-Diaz. Using intersectionality as a conceptual framework, this qualitative pilot project on COVID-19 and HIV aims to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV prevention and care services for Latinx sexual minority men and transgender women in Washington, DC.
  • DC CFAR Pilot Project  – PI: C Rodriguez-Dia). This pilot project aims to examine individual, interpersonal, and structural factors that predict PrEP uptake among Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Washington, DC. 
  • DC CFAR Adelante Mentored Research Program – PI: L Varga. This proposal seeks to understand how Latinos in Washington, DC experience living with HIV, examining engagement in care and viral suppression.  

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