SMILES will test multilingual materials (brochure, website, videos, and a mobile app) among Chinese Americans to promote colorectal cancer screening in San Francisco! This randomized controlled trial will show that in-language materials can improve screening and that community organizations can work with healthcare systems to improve care.
*Collaboration with UCSF ARCH, Chinese Community Health Resource Center, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, Chinese Hospital Clinics, & Northeast Medical Services
Today is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD)! To celebrate, we encourage you to download and share our updated Research and Resources with Gay Men booklet, which features new projects involving the house ball community, home-testing, the Continuum of Care, couples, international research, and more!
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Patients in rural Uganda and Kenya received antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the first year of the Sustainable East Africa Research on Community Health (SEARCH) "test-and-treat" trial . Among adults (age ≥ 15) who linked to care, 95.5% were retained in care at 12 months. (Lillian Brown & Edwin Charlebois, CAPS researchers)
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UCSF CAPS enters its 30th year of fighting to end the HIV epidemic. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funds CAPS to continue pushing the limits of innovative and interdisciplinary HIV prevention research.
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Researchers find in their work with low-resource communities in South Africa that stigma remains a barrier to care. Community members take steps to avoid being identified as HIV+ by avoiding healthcare facilities entirely, using traditional healers, or paying for private doctors. (S. Treves-Kagan, W. Steward, S. Lippman, CAPS faculty)
We are now accepting applications for our Innovative #Grants Program, which will fund up to two apps up to $40K each for one year awards. Applicants are welcome in any area of HIV prevention science that includes (at least in some capacity) behavioral, social, or policy research. Applications are due on Sept. 19 at 2pm PST.
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