2003 Workshop Presentations

How Ready Are You to Change Prevention? TA for Prevention with Positives  Cianna Stewart

Cianna Pamintuan Stewart, Independent Consultant

John Mortimer, Northern California Grantmakers/AIDS Partnership California

Gary Levinson, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

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A successful Primary Prevention with Positives (P3) program requires involvement from all arenas: prevention, testing, and treatment. This workshop will introduce a tool that can help identify options for developing a P3 program, and can point to areas that need support before starting your program.

Latino Gay Men: Migration, Sexuality, and HIV Risk

Hector Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo, DrPH, CAPS

Rafael Díaz, PhD, Cesar E. Chavez Institute, San Francisco State University

This workshop will present a comparison of sexual HIV risk between Latino US-born gay men and Latino gay immigrants. Contrary to what is commonly assumed, recent immigrants report engaging in sexual HIV risk less frequently than US-born Latinos. As a group, we will explore possible explanations for this phenomenon and analyze the implications for HIV prevention programming.

Developing Programs: A Decade of HIV/AIDS Research in India

Mannu Setia

Maria Ekstrand, PhD, Krysia Lindan, MD MSc , Monica Ganhdi, MD MPH, CAPS

Mannu Setia, MD, CAPS, LTMG Hospital, Mumbai

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CAPS has been working on prevention programs in India for 10 years, where poverty, illiteracy, the sex trade, status of women, stigma, and lack of resources make prevention challenging. This panel will describe the evolution of projects from working with sex workers, their male clients, MSM, transgenders and HIV infected persons. Examples of similar programs in southeast Asia will be introduced. We will facilitate a discussion with the audience on how these issues coincide with similar US populations and share prevention approaches.

Women-focused Research at CAPS

Joanne Keatley, Mariko Iwamoto

Kyung-Hee Choi, PhD, Megan Comfort, MSc, Cynthia Gómez, PhD, JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Mariko Iwamoto,Rachel Nguyen-Young, Olga Grinstead PhD, MPH – Moderator, CAPS

This panel of five scientists will present an overview of women’s research at CAPS. Topics covered will be: women with incarcerated partners, acceptability of the female condom, a gender-economic model for prevention, intergenerational prevention for Latinas, male-to-female transgenders and Asian women who work in massage parlors. After a brief presentation from all five researchers, there will be time for discussion. This will be a great opportunity for input and feedback from community members to our researchers at CAPS.

  • ·         The Health Options Means Empowerment (HOME) project is for women whose male partner is being released from prison.
  • The FEMIT study looks to increase the use of the female condom.
  • The GEM study looks at sexual gender norms and socioeconomic context.
  • The “De Madre a Hija: Protegiendo Nuestra Salud,” program is for Latina women and their adolescent daughters.
  • Transgender Resource and Neighborhood Space (TRANS) program  is for male-to-female transgenders.
  • Health Project for Asian Women (HPAW) program is for Asian female massage parlor workers.

Online Research and Internet-based HIV/STD Prevention Strategies for MSM

Greg Rebchook

Greg Rebchook, PhD, CAPS

Deb Levine, MA, Internet Sexuality Information Svcs

Karl Knapper, Stop AIDS Project

Philip Huang, Travis Hottes, Asian Health Services

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This workshop includes: 1) an overview of CAPS’ online research with MSM who use Internet chatrooms; 2) brief presentations by HIV/STD prevention specialists describing key issues for online prevention programs; and 3) group discussion of critical questions about online programs including their design, recruitment approaches, intervention strategies, and evaluation challenges.

Finding and Using HIV Prevention Research to Develop Programs  Jeffrey Bernstein

Jeffrey Bernstein, MS, Ellen Goldstein, MA, CAPS

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Increased emphasis on funding evidence-based HIV Prevention programs requires that CBOs and Health Departments turn to research to justify and improve programs.  This workshop has three parts: 1) identifying sources for relevant HIV prevention research, including epidemiological data, theory development, indicators/predictors of risk, and intervention models; 2) assessing the relevance of the research to your agency and clients; and 3) developing program activities based on the research.  Our goal is to help you think through how to build an agency culture of learning that can conduct more intentional and effective program activities.

Dismantling the Myth of the Model Minority: Risky Behaviors for HIV in Asian MSM  Don Operario

Kyung-Hee Choi, PhD, Tri D. Do, MD, MPH, Don Operario, PhD, CAPS

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In this workshop, we present recent research findings that challenge pre-conceived notions about the health and well being of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Recent studies of US MSM have reported high rates of unprotected anal intercourse but low rates of HIV infection among API men. Also contrary to societal myths regarding Asians, drug use among API MSM persists at epidemic levels. Our findings indicate an alarming frequency of drug use among API MSM and, in particular, rates of party drug and polydrug use that may be merit urgent need for intervention. We will facilitate a discussion on how community-based health organizations can better address the unmet needs of this population.

Through the Fire: Strategies for Surviving an Audit and Implementing Effective Prevention for LGBT CBOs in the “Abstinence-Only” Era

Tom Coates and Darlene Weide

Darlene Weide, MPH, MSW, STOP AIDS Project Thomas Coates, PhD, CAPS

Heightened scrutiny of prevention provider’s adherence to federal regulations and the increasing demand to demonstrate the scientific basis of HIV programming are creating new challenges for CBOs. In this workshop, learn from an agency that survived a federal audit on what you can do to prepare, thrive and organize in this abstinence-only, anti-sex political atmosphere. There will be ample time for discussion after the presentations.

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of…What!! A Call to Action for Gay Men

Dave Evans and Stephan Oxendine

Stephan Oxendine, CAPS Community Advisory Board, Dave Evans, STOP AIDS

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Successful health promotion strategies require individual commitment and community buy-in. To the extent that there is a gay community, its foundation was built on a framework of sexual expression and liberation. Current trends in HIV and STD infections require us to mobilize individuals and their “communities” in the design and implementation of effective strategies which both honor the foundations of sexual identification and liberation and affirm the importance of taking responsibility for oneself, one’s partner and one’s community.

In this workshop, participants will hear best practices from selected communities around the nation and actively participate in the development of a call to action for gay men, HIV prevention providers and researchers. There will be ample time for discussion after the presentation.

The Evolution of Community Harm Reduction Programs for Injectors

Joy Rucker

Joy Rucker, Casa Segura

This workshop will explore the continuum of programs for IDUs: from needle exchange, to drug treatment access, to syringe disposal.

Motivational Interviewing: It’s Not Just Trendy, It Actually Works!

Patrick Barresi, MPH, Bettina O’Brien, MA, CAPS

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This skills-building session will lay out the rationale for Motivational Interviewing’s (MI) use in a variety of HIV-related settings. Participants will get a chance to observe and practice some of the basic skills of MI. Participants should be able to assess their own comfort with the technique, envision its use in their work, and set potential goals for further learning and training as a result of the workshop.

Demystifying HIV Risk Behaviors among Asian Massage Parlor Workers in San Francisco

Rachel Nguyen-Young and Serena Wong

Tooru Nemoto, Serena Wong and Rachel Nguyen-Young, CAPS

This workshop will present Health Project for Asian Women, a project to implement HIV prevention interventions to Asian massage parlor workers in San Francisco. Most Asian masseuses are from Thailand and Vietnam with little eligibility for employment due to their immigration status and limited English skills. As a result, project staff have developed culturally appropriate outreach strategies that have allowed them access to this hard to reach population.

HIV Prevention with Migrant Day Laborers

Kurt Organista

Kurt C. Organista, PhD, UC Berkeley

Nicholas Alvarado, CAPS

Amity Balbutin-Burnham, Berkeley HIV/AIDS Program

This workshop will share findings from a preliminary survey of 102 migrant day laborers (MDLs) in the City of Berkeley, as well as describe a pilot prevention group intervention for the MDLs developed by the MDL Project research team.

What Is the Risk of Acquiring HIV from Oral Sex?

Mark Rumpler, Joyce Balls, Oliver Bacon, MD, CAPS

Mark Rumpler , STOP AIDS Project

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This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to gain more understanding of the recent published literature on the oral acquisition of HIV. The workshop will also be a forum for the general public as well as fellow researchers to develop a positive public health message about oral sex and HIV.

Bay Men: Fun and Effective Prevention for HIV+ MSM

Bill Woods and Cynthia Gómez

Cynthia Gómez, PhD, Bill Woods, PhD, CAPS

Bay Men was one of the first interventions to target prevention strategies directly for gay and bisexual men who had already tested positive for HIV. This workshop will present a brief overview of how the intervention was developed, describe the content of the intervention, share activities used as part of the curriculum including videos and exercises, and provide an opportunity to discuss how programs for HIV positive people can be developed to meet the needs of the particular communities they intend to reach.

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