In Kenya and Uganda, people living with an undetectable HIV viral load held similar expectations about living to an older age as HIV-negative adults after the SEARCH trial. Expectations to live longer were significantly higher among both these groups compared to those living with detectable HIV. (Carol Camlin & Edwin Charlebois, CAPS faculty)
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In Peru, transgender women self-identify as "travesti." They aimed to appear feminine in public, seeking out silicone injections and abusive men or "machos" as partners. With sex work as a common occupation and alienation from community, travesti have many unmet health needs, including HIV prevention. (Jae Sevelius, CAPS faculty)
Among serodiscordant gay couples, HIV-negative partners' self-reports of their partner's viral suppression were positively associated with condomless anal sex. Self-reports from the partner living with HIV and blood test results were not associated with it. (A. Conroy, T. Neilands, J. Sauceda, L. Darbes, S. Dilworth, J. Taylor, M. Johnson, CAPS researchers)
While about two-thirds of HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco were eligible to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 2014, only less than 1 in 10 of MSM were using it. Moreover, MSM using PrEP were more likely to be white and of older age. Reach for young, black and Hispanic MSM needs to be increased. (Willi McFarland, CAPS researcher)
Proyecto Orgullo (PO) is a community intervention for decreasing sexual risk, promoting healthy behaviors, and empowering gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru. PO was found to positively influence GM/TW's beliefs and prevention behaviors, provide social support, and create community. (A. Maiorana & S. Kegeles, CAPS researchers)
We are proud yet again to present at the 2016 International AIDS Conference! With a total of 54 sessions, CAPS faculty, affiliated scientists, and trainees’ will address the following nine topic areas that have international reach. To access the full presentation list or lists by topic area, check out our latest AIDS 2016 newsletter here : http://conta.cc/29fyEi8
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