December 2020

The CAPTC kicks off learning collaborative to ensure continued HIV prevention, treatment and care to communities during COVID-19
December 7, 2020
In September 2020, The California Prevention Training Center – in collaboration with Denver Prevention Training Center and the San Francisco Department of Health – launched its highly anticipated West Region Learning Community (WRLC).


September 2020

The CAPTC moves from training California, to training contact tracers and case investigators nationwide 
September 18, 2020
The CAPTC’s Disease Intervention Training Center’s virtual skills-based training course, the National COVID-19 Virtual Skills-Based Training Programs, is now available to public health departments across the United States.


June 2020

UCSF and UCLA train an unprecedented 10,000+ contact tracers 
June 24, 2020
The CAPTC has teamed with UCSF’s Global Health Sciences and UCLA to train a record number of contact tracers to slow the coronavirus.


March 2020

Access to LARCs is expanded for California’s 1.1 million Family PACT participants
March 31, 2020
The CAPTC is helping the Office of Family Planning support more clinicians deliver long-acting reversible contraception to clients same-day and onsite to comply with new legislation.


December 2019

Partner services training in Taipei
Dec. 23, 2019
CAPTC’s Alice Gandelman, Greg Mehlhaff, and Denise Tafoya delivered a multi-day capacity building training for CDC Taiwan and National Hospital staff aimed at increasing the number of HIV+ folks who refer their partners to get tested.


July 2019

The fight over Planned Parenthood’s future
July 23, 2019
The ousted president of Planned Parenthood says the organization should focus on healthcare, not politics. Others say it doesn’t have the luxury of not engaging in advocacy.


States are all over the map when it comes to transgender health care
July 22, 2019
States are diverging on whether to provide gender reassignment services, such as hormone treatments and surgery, under their Medicaid programs.


Researchers united worldwide to combat stigma against STIs
July 17, 2019
CAPTC’s Dr. Ina Park spearheads a social media campaign to fight STI stigma at this year’s joint meeting of the International Society of STD Research and International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (ISSTDR-IUSTI) in Vancouver, Canada July 14-17.


California syringe access programs receive $15M in new funding
June 28, 2019
Roughly 50 needle exchanges statewide will be able to hire full time staff and expand their services for people who use drugs.


NIH and partners to launch HIV vaccine efficacy trial in Americas and Europe 
July 15, 2019
Study will enroll men who have sex with men and transgender people.  A complementary study with women is underway.



May 2019

CAPTC is awarded CDC funding to support HIV prevention workforce
May 21, 2019
This marks the third consecutive 5-year funding award the CAPTC has received for capacity building assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



April 2019

Will ties to a Catholic hospital system tie doctors’ hands?
April 26
, 2019
University of California, San Francisco’s potential expanded partnership with Dignity Health – which is bound by ethical and religious doctrine – ignites heated debate.


MMWR on Extragenital screening in gay and bisexual men
April 11, 2019
Groundbreaking study points to benefits of annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings for sexually active MSM at all exposed anatomic sites, and more frequently if recommended.


New tool for clinicians unveiled to ensure appropriate treatment of congenital syphilis
April 5, 2019

CAPTC collaborates with California Department of Public Health to create resource that enhances health outcomes for infants in face of an ongoing STD epidemic. 



March 2019

Why we created a gender-inclusive stock photo library
arch 26, 2019
“Transgender and non-binary people are likely more visible in mass media today than ever before in history, but they’re often portrayed in ways that are misrepresentative, and at times outright destructive.” Broadly’s new image collection strives to right that wrong.


How has HIV stigma changed over the years? 
March 25, 2019
Vice president and director of public policy at amfAR takes a look back in his address to close out the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference

Trump plans to end the AIDS epidemic. In places like Mississippi, obstacles are everywhere.
March 18, 2019
Increasingly, HIV is a “disease of poverty” – often too deeply entangled with other life threatening issues to be teased out and prioritized

As California ranks worst in nation for STIs, we need to address public health crisis

March 8, 2019
Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Todd Gloria urge Gov. Newsom to act in the face of statewide STI epidemic



February 2019

Native Leaders Brief Congress on Reproductive Health Priorities
Feb. 13, 2019
Experts address U.S. House of Representatives staffers to bring attention to sexual health issues facing native people


Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
Feb. 5, 2019
The Trump Administration lays out a three-pronged approach to ending the HIV epidemic