Among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color, participating in Mpowerment (MP) increased HIV testing and self-efficacy for safer sex after 3 and 6 months. MP is a useful tool to promote HIV testing. (G. Rebchook, L. Pollack, & S. Kegeles, CAPS/PRC)
Research on HIV-serodiscordant couples often treats them as inherently similar. However, this paper describes the terms ‘sero-cognizant’ (learning of their serodiscordance as they first got together) and ‘sero-discovering’ (discovering it in the midst of their relationship), and considers how the HIV-related health needs of these groups might be met. (S. Hughes, & H. Truong, CAPS/PRC)
This South African study will be one of the first to measure the impact of community mobilization on uptake of testing, linkage, and retention in HIV care. Study results can inform community-mobilization initiatives to improve the prevention and care cascade in areas of high prevalence. (S. Lippman, M.S. Kang Dufour, & T. Neilands, CAPS/PRC)
We are accepting applications for our CAPS Innovative Grants Program, which will fund up to two apps up to $40K each for one year awards. Applicants are welcome in any area of HIV prevention science that includes behavioral, social, or policy research.
Applications are due on February 27th at 2pm PST.
Among Black men who have sex with both men and women (BMSMW) and who are living with HIV in the Bay Area, we found that they prioritize basic needs (food security & housing) over maintaining provider appointments and medications. Effective HIV treatment should take a holistic approach to address basic social and economic needs. (E. Arnold, L. Pollack, & S. Kegeles, CAPS/PRC)
Among Australian gay and bisexual men, interest in & support for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was highest among men who engage in higher risk practices (condomless anal sex w/ casual partners) and who know more about living w/ HIV. (Hong-Ha Truong, CAPS/PRC)
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