Testing Program Lowers the Prevalence of Unprotected Insertive Anal Intercourse Among Bathhouse Patrons

In a new CAPS Publication based on secondary analysis of 2001-2002 study data, Lance Pollack, William Woods, Diane Binson and Johnny Blair found that onsite HIV testing has a preventive effect on some sexual risk behavior inside the bathhouse. The study targeted over 1,500 persons at a Northern California bathhouse.

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Apply now for research training at UCSF

CAPS' Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities is accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Program. The program is designed to assist investigators interested in conducting HIV-related research with ethnic minority communities to strengthen the investigators’ programs of research and obtain NIH funding for their work. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 16, 2015.

Learn more about the CAPS Visiting Professor Program


Study finds gay and bisexual men take fewer sexual risks while traveling internationally

In a new publications by CAPS faculty Hong-Ha Truong, Alberto Currotto, Willi McFarland, Olga Reznick and Wayne Steward, 2,925 sexual sexual partnerships were examined among gay and bisexual men who traveled internationally, domestically and locally. Findings revealed that the proportion of partnerships during international travel that involved unprotected anal intercourse was lower compared with during domestic travel and staying locally.

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New CAPS project to focus on improving healthcare engagement among incarcerated transgender women

CAPS Assistant Professor Jae Sevelius PhD was recently funded to launch Trans START, the first culturally relevant, evidence based intervention to increase transgender women's engagement in health care upon reentry into the community. The intervention will focus on improving linkage to and engagement in four healthcare domains:  HIV, substance use, mental health, and transgender-related medical care.

Learn more about Dr. Sevelius' research

Save the date for the National Transgender Health Summit, April 17-18, 2015, Oakland, CA

The UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health invites you to attend the 2015 National Transgender Health Summit. This landmark program will present cutting edge research and evidence-based educational sessions across many disciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health. Abstract submissions are currently being accepted through December 12, 2014

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