May 19th is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

To raise awareness about the impact of  HIV on API populations, National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events are held nationwide on May 19th. The 2015 theme is “Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV for me, for you, for everyone”.

Read more about CAPS' international and domestic research focusing on API communities here.

2015 Visiting Professors

Each year a small number of scientists are selected to participate in the Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities. This program is also known as the Visiting Professor (VP) Program. The VP Program is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work.

Please join us in welcoming the 2015 Visiting Professors! Learn more about these talented scientist here.

Facilitators and barriers to effective scale-up of an evidence-based multilevel HIV prevention intervention.

Since the scale-up of HIV/AIDS prevention evidence-based interventions (EBIs) has not been simple, it is important to examine processes that occur in the translation of the EBIs into practice that affect successful implementation. The goal of this paper, written by CAPS scientists, is to examine facilitators and barriers to effective implementation that arose among 72 community-based organizations as they moved into practice a multilevel HIV prevention intervention EBI, the Mpowerment Project, for young gay and bisexual men.

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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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.

Upcoming Events

May 26, 2015

CAPS e-Health Working Group Meeting Presents: Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD — Using Text Messaging in Adolescent Social Networks to Increase HIV Testing

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