Client and Provider Perspectives on New HIV Prevention Tools for MSM in the Americas

Understanding that MSM in the Americas need access to a variety of HIV prevention strategies, CAPS scientists solicited the perspectives of clients and providers on emerging prevention interventions. Through focus groups and in-depth interviews in New York, San Francisco, Lima and Rio de Janeiro researchers explored differences in condom use, interest in innovative prevention strategies and the influence of social context. Variations across location and differences in the perspectives of clients and providers reiterate the importance of engaging both parties in the development of integrated prevention strategies for MSM.

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After the Fact: A Brief Education on HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Female Detainees in Local Jails

Women who have been incarcerated are at increased risk of HIV acquisition when they are out in the community and many have low perception of risk. HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) is an effective means of HIV prevention but many women do not know about nPEP. The program discussed in this article, co-authored by scientists at CAPS, increased women's knowledge of nPEP and may provide evidence that such a program may be useful for high-risk women in various settings.

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Sexual HIV Risk Among Male Parolees and Their Female Partners: The Relate Project

The high rates of  incarceration among communities of color raises questions about related health disparities including the disproportionate impact of HIV. Data from the Relate Project, a Bay Area based survey of recently released men and their female partners, provides unique insight into sexual risk taking in these relationships and reinforces the importance of engaging couples in HIV prevention efforts.

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Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot, Director of CAPS, and researchers from Emory University and the University of Missouri explored "positive life transformation" among women living with HIV through photo narratives.  Women living with HIV in three cities participated in interviews, group meetings and a photo exhibit. The product is inspiring and offers insight into women's motivation for making positive, healthy changes in their lives. This project may inform future interventions for women living with HIV.

 

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April 21, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Gabriel Chamie, MD, MPH – Universal HIV testing using a “hybrid” approach in East Africa

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