This Month's Feature


Westat supports research and capacity building to prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV infection and AIDS.

HIV/AIDS in Adolescents and the Spectrum of Research Needs

Westat serves as the data and operations center for the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) for HIV/AIDS Interventions, which conducts innovative research on promising behavioral, microbicidal, prophylactic, therapeutic, and vaccine modalities in HIV-infected and HIV at-risk adolescents.

Providing Site Monitoring for HIV Studies in Africa

Would cryptococcal meningitis screening and pre-emptive antifungal therapy in HIV-infected patients beginning outpatient ART improve survival? Which of two interventions will reduce the recurrence of cervical disease in HIV-positive women? Does a program designed to delay the onset of sexual activity actually reduce risky sexual behaviors? Westat is performing site monitoring for three CDC-sponsored studies being conducted in African countries to find the answers.

Strengthening HIV Lab/Quality Management Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

As more African countries are participating in major HIV/AIDS prevention and care initiatives, there is a need for strengthening laboratories and building laboratory networks. Westat, in collaboration with Cheikh Anta Diop University and others, will implement a plan to improve the quality of laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa and support laboratory efforts toward international accreditation.


Westat Staff to Participate in 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings


Researchers from Westat will be participating as authors, discussants, session chairs, organizers, and officers in this year's Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-7, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is Statistics: Global Impact - Past, Present, and Future. The conference is expected to attract more than 6,000 statisticians from around the world.

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International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference Draws Westat Research


Westat staff is attending and participating at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 13-15, 2014

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Cancer Registries Conference Includes Westat Staff


Westat staff will be participating in this year's North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Annual Conference. The meeting will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, from June 21-26, 2014.

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