2006 CAPS Conference: Focus on Prevention

CAPS Conference 2006: Focus on Prevention

The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California San Francisco (UCSF), in partnership with the National AIDS Fund (NAF), recently held the Fifth CAPS Conference: Focus on Prevention. The brought CAPS’s research methods, findings and programs, and NAF’s grantmaking experience, to service providers, health departments, community planning councils, scientists, policy makers and community partners. The conference featured keynote speakers, workshops and interactive events that encouraged an exchange of ideas about current issues in HIV prevention.

Workshops and Slides (if available)

Update: CAPS research focused on women and transgender individuals (Comfort,IwamotoSevelius and Dolcini)
Voices of HIV prevention: Qualitative research at CAPS (FosterHutchinson,KnightMackenzie)
Are HIV prevention research “failures” really failures? Lessons learned fromEXPLORE (Buchbinder) and SUMIT (Gomez)

Focus on Men Who Have Sex with Men
Methamphetamine use among MSM (Colfax) [20 MB]
The effects of sexual trauma and childhood sexual abuse (Catania & Arreola)
He said “monogamy;” he said “don’t ask, don’t tell:” Sexual agreements among gay male couples (Hoff et al.)

Skills Building for Intervention and Research
How community agencies can be full partners in the research process (Oxendine & Do)
Conducting evaluation in the field: Putting concepts into action (Myers & Vezina)
Collaborative community-based research: A research consortium in Asian and Pacific Islander MSM communities (Do & Alvez)

Connecting Community and Research

Adapting a proven intervention for African American MSM: The Mpowerment experience (Kegeles & Sweeney) [20 MB]
Adapting a DEBI project for African American women: Prevention with Positives and the Generation Project (Jones & Amutah)
Success and failure of HIV policy in the current political environment (Morin & Tierney)

Keynote Presenters

Dr Cynthia Gomez, PhD Cynthia Gómez PhD, is Co-Director of CAPS and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Prior to coming to CAPS, Dr. Gómez spent twelve years working in community health settings, including five years as director of a child and family mental health center in Boston. Her research has focused primarily on HIV prevention intervention development, behavioral epidemiology, and on HIV policy-related research. Dr. Gómez is considered a pioneer in the areas of cultural determinants in sexual behaviors among Latinos, the role of power dynamics in sexual risk among women, and in the development of prevention interventions among people living with HIV. She has served on several national committees including the CDC’s HIV & STD Advisory Council, NIDA’s National Hispanic Science Network, and SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Services. Dr. Gómez was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under the William J. Clinton Administration and subsequently served as an appointed member to the George W. Bush Administration’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Gomez’s plenary slides
Dr Gary Harper, PhD, MPH Gary Harper PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University. The focus of his research is on exploring HIV sexual risk and protective factors among various groups of adolescents and young adults who are marginalized in our society, including urban Latino and African American youth, gay/bisexual/questioning (GBQ) male youth, and youth living with HIV; and then developing and evaluating culturally appropriate community-based HIV prevention interventions for these youth. Since the majority of his HIV prevention work is conducted in collaboration with community-based organizations, he also examines the formation of community-university partnerships to improve research and service delivery. He recently brought his prevention work to Kenya, where he has been developing a peer-to-peer HIV prevention program for youth in rural areas outside of Nairobi.
Dr. Harper’s plenary slides (20 MB)

Conference Evaluation

If you attended the CAPS conference and were not able to fill out the post-survey questionnaire, please consider filling it out and faxing it back to us at            415/597-9213       or printing it and mailing it back. Thank you.
Conference evaluation (PDF)

Last modified: November 2, 2012