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HIV patients want a long-term and trusting relationship throughout treatment

According to patients living with HIV and HIV providers, a long-term and trusting relationship is an essential part of HIV treatment. This study found that gaining a patient’s trust, relationship building and engaging in information sharing over time could improve patient care. (Carol Dawson-Rose, Mallory Johnson, CAPS faculty)

Read full-text article here.

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People living with HIV likely to be employed and have stable housing with vocational rehabilitation

Persons living with HIV who received vocational rehabilitation services report less unstable housing and a higher rates of employment. Vocational rehabilitation was most beneficial for those not already receiving disability benefits because they experienced bureaucratic hurdles and anticipated stigma . (Samantha Dilworth-Johnson, Alberto Curotto, CAPS researchers)

Read more here.

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Positive relationship dynamics pose less sexual risk outside of gay relationships

Based on a review of the literature, gay couples in positive and supportive relationships have less sexual risk with partners outside the relationship. However, they are more likely to have unprotected anal intercourse or condomless sex with their primary partner. (Chadwick Campbell, Deepalika Chakravarty, Lynae Darbes, CAPS researchers).

Read more here.

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Community Memorial for Karl Knapper - April 20, 2016

It is with heartfelt sympathy that CAPS announces the passing Karl Knapper, one of our valued and loved CAB members. Known for his joyous and robust laugh, Karl is remembered as a giant among giants who relentlessly worked to address the HIV epidemic in communities with the greatest need. His voice and insights provided to CAB will be truly missed but not forgotten.

Karl’s’ community memorial is scheduled for 4:00 pm, April 20th at  the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day - April 18, 2016

Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) at UCSF, the first National Transgender HIV Testing Day will focus on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among transgender people and will encourage local testing events and campaigns for the trans community. CoE has also released a new Trans HIV Testing Toolkit!

Download and view the Trans HIV Testing Toolkit by the CoE here.

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Traditional masculinity norms and negative condom beliefs among heterosexuals

Within heterosexual relationships, adherence to two traditional masculinity norms was found to predict negative condom-related beliefs while adherence to another norm predicted positive beliefs. This suggests that traditional masculinity and condom beliefs in sexual health should be addressed. (Wilson Vincent, CAPS faculty)

Read the abstract here.

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