Upper left photo is showing a thumbs up with a condom rolled on the thumb and thumbs down without a condom, lower left photo is of a young man in a college cap and gown with thumbs up, and right photo is of video shooting young shirtless two male actors who are about to or have just had an intimate scene

Irregular condom use w/ sex partners linked to males, college education, younger, & sex w/ men among HIV+

Among adults living with HIV/AIDS between 2010 and 2011, having multiple sex partners without regular condom use was linked to being male, college-educated, being younger in age, and having gotten HIV through sex with men. Frequent drug use was also linked to HIV risk behavior. (Mallory Johnson, CAPS faculty)

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UCSF Asian American Research Center on Health quarterly lecture titled "Improving colorectal Cancer Screening in South Asian Americans

Special Interest Project (SIP) Presentation: "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening in South Asian Americans"

The UCSF Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) will be featuring research findings from one of our Prevention Research Center (PRC) Special Interest Projects (SIPs) in the ARCH Quarterly Lecture. (M. Somsouk, S.L. Gomez, and S.L. Ivey)

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Left graphic says Sero-Sorting 101 and two pairs of men, left one says poz the the right one says neg, and right photo is from Opposites Attract Study with two nude men embracing each other lying down, one labeled HIV- and the other HIV+

Knowing partners' HIV status influenced how gay/bi men selected partners & how they had sex

Among gay/bisexual men who were HIV- or living with HIV, majority were "influenced" by their sexual partners' HIV status via psychological reactions (e.g., fear of infection), who they choose as sexual partners (e.g., HIV- to remain HIV-), and how they choose to engage in sex (e.g., condom use). (J. Morris, K. Koester, L. Pollack, D. Binson, & B. Woods, CAPS)

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left photo is of Richard from Toronto, Ontario, Canada featured on A&E's Intervention and right photo is a close up of two fingers holding up a fragment of methamphetamine in solid form

ARTEMIS uses tangible rewards as positive reinforcement for methamphetamine-using HIV+ men who have sex with men

Affect Regulation Treatment to Enhance Methamphetamine Intervention Success (ARTEMIS) is an intervention for methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men and are living with HIV. This trial will provide tangible rewards as positive reinforcement for abstinence from the drug. (B. Woods, T. Neilands, & S. Dilworth, CAPS researchers)

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Upper photo is of African men trying to push a medical van from behind through a dirt road. lower left photo is of a SEARCH trial staff member speaking with an African man, and lower right photo is an African man overlooking community health campaign tents from higher ground

Lower participation in HIV testing among men due to job priorities and traditional gender norms compared to women in SEARCH trial

In the SEARCH trial (Sustainable East Africa Research on Community Health), participation in HIV testing was lower among men compared to women due to men's jobs requiring extended absences and traditional masculine gender norms that promoted risk-taking and discouraged health-seeking. (Carol Camlin & Edwin Charlebois, CAPS faculty)

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Left photo is the book cover of "Chronic Pain and HIV," upper right photo is of a Caucasian woman with a painful facial expression with her right hand over her chest/heart and lower right is close up of a man who looks like in pain with both his hands pressing against the temples of his head

Patients living with HIV & chronic pain prefer group sessions and other participants living with HIV for behavioral intervention

Patients living with HIV provided input on their preferences for a behavioral intervention to address chronic pain. These preferences include group sessions, involvement from peer leaders or mentors, only including other participants living with HIV, and avoiding content delivery via phone. (Mallory Johnson, CAPS faculty)

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