This Month's Feature

AIDS

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.

News

Westat Staff to Participate in 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings

07/25/14

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

07/14/14

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

06/17/14

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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