Among adults living with HIV/AIDS between 2010 and 2011, having multiple sex partners without regular condom use was linked to being male, college-educated, being younger in age, and having gotten HIV through sex with men. Frequent drug use was also linked to HIV risk behavior. (Mallory Johnson, CAPS faculty)
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The UCSF Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) will be featuring research findings from one of our Prevention Research Center (PRC) Special Interest Projects (SIPs) in the ARCH Quarterly Lecture. (M. Somsouk, S.L. Gomez, and S.L. Ivey)
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Among gay/bisexual men who were HIV- or living with HIV, majority were "influenced" by their sexual partners' HIV status via psychological reactions (e.g., fear of infection), who they choose as sexual partners (e.g., HIV- to remain HIV-), and how they choose to engage in sex (e.g., condom use). (J. Morris, K. Koester, L. Pollack, D. Binson, & B. Woods, CAPS)
Affect Regulation Treatment to Enhance Methamphetamine Intervention Success (ARTEMIS) is an intervention for methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men and are living with HIV. This trial will provide tangible rewards as positive reinforcement for abstinence from the drug. (B. Woods, T. Neilands, & S. Dilworth, CAPS researchers)
In the SEARCH trial (Sustainable East Africa Research on Community Health), participation in HIV testing was lower among men compared to women due to men's jobs requiring extended absences and traditional masculine gender norms that promoted risk-taking and discouraged health-seeking. (Carol Camlin & Edwin Charlebois, CAPS faculty)
Patients living with HIV provided input on their preferences for a behavioral intervention to address chronic pain. These preferences include group sessions, involvement from peer leaders or mentors, only including other participants living with HIV, and avoiding content delivery via phone. (Mallory Johnson, CAPS faculty)
September 20, 2016
CAPS Town Hall: Carol Camlin, PhD, MPH
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