The Truth About Having a Safe Mixed HIV Status Relationship
Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, offers his insight on HIV transmission, ART therapy, and PrEP — an FDA approved drug that an HIV negative partner can take to prevent transmitting the virus from an HIV positive partner.
Should Marijuana Be Legal?
Experts weigh in on the question of marijuana legalziation. Janet Daling, professor emeritus of epidemiology, is quoted.
Vaginal ring better against HIV than initial results showed
New data analyses finds that a monthly vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine can cut women’s HIV risk by more than half and, in some, by 75 percent or more. Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, presented the results Tuesday at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, South Africa.
How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests. For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems to be only slightly higher. Jared Baeten, professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
Certain Immigrant Communities May Be at Risk for Future Outbreaks
Parents born in certain countries are less likely than others to vaccinate their children, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Public Health. Assistant Professor of epidemiology, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, is a co-author on the study.
ParentMap's 2016 Superheroes!
Fred Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, was named a ParentMap Superhero for his contributions to injury prevention and public education. “The world is a safer place thanks to Dr. Fred Rivara,” says Elizabeth Bennett from Seattle Children’s.
UW researchers discuss data, trends of gun violence in U.S.
Drs. Fred Rivara and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar describe the need for new thinking and new laws.
Pushing the boundaries: UW Medicine’s ‘most influential’ scientists
Thomson Reuters, a global information agency, identified the world's “most influential scientific minds” — investigators whose scholarly work was most often cited by their fellow researchers. Bruce Psaty, Department of Epidemiology Professor, is among them. Watch the brief video interview which describes his areas of focus and his motivation.
Parents' country of birth may influence vaccination rates for kids
Where parents were born may influence whether their children get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests. Assistant Professor of epidemiology, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, is a co-author on the study.
If Congress can’t act on gun control, local communities must
"We need support to strengthen gun laws at every level, from within our own communities all the way to the halls of Congress." Op-Ed by Jeffrey Duchin, adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County.