June 2016: Dr. Van Sickels plans to expand HIV screening to a rural correctional facility.
May 2016: The Tulane ID Section has been invited to join the national AIDS Education and Training Center program (AETC) as one of two sites in Louisiana.
Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals. NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines
Tulane’s Louisiana Community AIDS Research Program (LaCARP) participated in the international START study, comparing early versus delayed initiation of HAART. Dr. David Mushatt is the Principal Investigator for the Tulane site. The Data Safety and Monitoring Board recently analyzed the data and announced that early treatment resulted in a greater than 50% reduction in the combined endpoint of serious AIDS events (such as AIDS-related cancer), serious non-AIDS events (major cardiovascular, renal and liver disease and cancer), and death.
Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT)
The Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT) program will provide skills and training to residents interested in a career path in global health.
Learn more by visiting the RIGHT web site »