The Impacts of COVID-19 on
People Living with HIV/AIDS
by Elizabeth Doerr

This year’s 2022 World AIDS Day (December) slogan, Equalize is a call to action and as the joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) describes, “a prompt for all of us to work for the proven practical actions needed to address inequalities and help end AIDS.” It inspired us to explore how HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) researchers in the University of California system are working to address inequities for historically marginalized communities and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.
Programs & Initiatives

UCGHI and its faculty partners offer a suite of online global health courses open to all University of California students. The courses aim to connect UC students interested in global health, teach them fundamental concepts and complex issues of global health, and inspire them to explore and contribute to this growing discipline.

The GloCal Fellowship career development series features presentations on career trajectories by leading researchers and professionals in the field of global health. This session featured Dr. Siana Nkya, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).
Student Ambassador Spotlight:
Tiago Tasca

Tiago was born and raised in Brazil, Tiago is profoundly concerned about health hardships people from the Global South encounter daily, especially those challenges with political roots. Before coming to UC Santa Cruz, he worked as a research assistant for the Brazilian government, focusing on the commercial determinants of health and the convoluted relation between neglected diseases and Big Pharma. Currently, Tiago's primary interest is understanding how misinformation affects the implementation of health services in Latin America.

Congratulations to the 20 MASS Awardees who will be officially announced on the UCGHI website next week and will be featured in our January 2023 newsletter.

The awardees hail from UC Berkeley
UCSF, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz,
UCLA, UC San Diego and Charles Drew University campuses. They represent a variety of programs including MPH, MS, MA, MAS, MSW, and MD/MPH.

The Rx One Health Field Institute is a transformative, field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. Applications for RX One Health 2023 are due January 31.

The Center for Gender and Health Justice hosted a booth at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum 2022 showcasing the Center’s research projects and education and training programs. SVRI is a global network of more than 6 000 members – is the world’s largest network on research on violence against women (VAW).
Center for Health Workforce Equity

Sriram Shamasunder, co-founder and co-director of the HEAL Initiative presented a powerful talk (8 minutes) about the important people who inspire him and the extraordinary work of the Initiative. Also, check out HEAL's recently published End of Year Report.
New Publication!
Effect of a Multisectoral Agricultural Intervention on HIV Health Outcomes Among Adults in Kenya A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial