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Westat supports research and capacity building to prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV infection and AIDS.
Identifying safe and effective ways to prevent HIV transmission to infants and understanding the effect of HIV prophylaxis and AIDS therapies on pregnant women and their children is paramount. Westat has supported clinical research in the United States, Africa, Latin America, and India to provide some answers.
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.
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 is attending and participating at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 13-15, 2014Continue reading International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference Draws Westat Research
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.Continue reading Cancer Registries Conference Includes Westat Staff
Amelia Burke-Garcia, Social Media Director for Westat’s Health Communications group and the Center for Digital Strategy & Research, has been named a Social Media MVP by PRNews Group. PRNews’ Social Media Icon Awards celebrate leaders in the field of digital communications who took chances, made incredible strides, and understand the power of social media in public relations.Continue reading Westat Staff Recognized with PRNews Group’s Social Media Icon Award