Call to Action

On April 16, CBAM’s Dr. Steve Shoptaw and colleagues published a Collective Call to Action for HIV/AIDS Community-Based Collaborative Science in the Era of COVID-19 in the journal AIDS and Behavior. Their goal: to ensure that our response to the COVID-19 crisis does not erode the significant gains made in HIV treatment and prevention. We must find ways to address COVD-19, to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our patients, while also maintaining our commitments to HIV research and care. The choice is not one over the other. We must do both. You can find the full commentary here.


CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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