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Mallory Johnson, PhD, who has worked at USCF since 1997, was recently appointed as CAPS Co-Director joining Director, Marguerita Lightfoot and Co-Director Susan Kegeles as part of the Senior Leadership! Dr. Johnson brings an extensive background in Clinical Psychology and has authored numerous publications related to behavioral medicine, health psychology and HIV/AIDS.
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350 heterosexual couples were recruited and randomized for the Uthando Lwethu intervention test in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The intervention is the first intervention to have couples-based HIV counseling and testing (CHCT) as an outcome. Results of this trial will provide information on whether a relationship-focused approach is effective in increasing in CHCT. This publication was coauthored by CAPS Associate Professor Lynae Darbes and Professor Mallory Johnson, with researchers from Human Sciences Research Council (Sweetwaters), University of Southampton, Centre for Health and Population Studies (Durban), and the International Center for Research on Women (Washington, DC).
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HIV-infected men and women who were recently released from jails in San Francisco, assigned navigators to increase engagement in care and social support service utilization had experiences recorded via field-observations and interviews. Intensive time together and shared incarceration, HIV diagnosis and drug use histories showed that socially concordant navigators can aid transition to care and service engagement among recently released individuals. CAPS researchers Kim Koester, Mark Morewitz, Charles Pearson, John Weeks, Rebecca Packard, Assistant Professor Mi-Suk Kang-Dufour and Associate Professor Janet Myers were co-authors on this publication with Milton Estes of San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Jacqueline Tulsky of the Positive Health Program (UCSF).
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2189 men who have sex with men were recruited from 3 U.S. cities in 1992-1994, the early-HAART era. This paper examines age, race/ethnicit and risk factors assocaiated with per contact risk of HIV infection among MSM in the U.S. Center for AIDS Prevention Studies TAPS Fellow Hyman Scott is the corresponding author on this paper with researchers from the Dan Francisco Department of Public Health and UCSF’s Department of Epdiemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Medicine.
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