In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CAPS has produced a resource guide which includes links to CAPS produced fact sheets that discuss women's HIV prevention needs. It also includes survey instruments, evaluation manuals, intervention curricula, as well as CAPS research (past and present) that focus on women’s HIV prevention and treatment needs in the US and internationally.
Click here to download the CAPS National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day resource guide
On March 10, 2014, CAPS will co-host a one day interactive forum which will explore emerging issues related to PrEP. Implications for clinical and non-clinical prevention providers, researchers, and other stakeholders will be examined. Key questions will be posed to participants throughout the day, including recommendations for behavioral, social, biomedical, and structural strategies, as well as how to move forward together as providers and community members. Presenters will be local and national researchers and PrEP implementers.
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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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Identifying as bisexual, gay, or transgender despite a restrictive policy and cultural environment, experiences of stigma, discrimination and violence and condom use barriers and facilitators were major themes that emerged in this study of men who have sex with men in Kampala, Uganda. CAPS Assistant Professor Tim Lane co-authored this journal article with researchers from the Division of Global Health Sciences, UCSF, CDC (Entebbe and Atlanta), Makerere University School of Public Health (Kampala), University of Amsterdam, and the Ugandan Ministry of Health.
Click here to read the article in PubMed
Professor Maria Ekstrand has received both Indian government and State Department clearance to conduct an intervention that will integrate mental health screening and treatment into rural primary health clinics in Karnataka state.
Click here to read an abstract of the project
1,289 young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Dallas and Houston completed a questionnaire on experience of oppression, psychological burden and sexual history & risk behavior. Racism, homophobia, and socioeconomic distress all correlated with increased sexual risk behavior; with depressive symptoms, internalized homophobia, and social support were mediating factors. Co-authors included David Huebner (University Of Utah), CAPS Professors Susan Kegeles and Tor Neilands, Assistant Professor Greg Rebchook, John Peterson (Georgia State University) and Wayne Johnson & Agatha Eke (CDC).
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May 16, 2014
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