Archived Events

Please see also archived presentations from Methods Core Seminars.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Qualitative Working Group presents: Kevin Moseby, PhD

The Bio-political Context of the Changing Color of HIV/AIDS

Kevin Moseby, PhD

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF Dept. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology Program


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Over the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, black Americans have slowly become a central target of U.S. public health prevention efforts. And today, HIV/AIDS is understood to disproportionally affect black Americans.  This markedly contrasts with knowledge about the disease and efforts to prevent it in the first decade of the U.S-based epidemic, when expert and lay understandings and responses centered on white gay males.  This article demonstrates that explaining these historical reversals as purely reflective of epidemiological data—or best knowledge available—is insufficient.  Drawing on the concept disease regimes and utilising a discursive analysis of epidemiological results and commentary published in the Morbidly and Mortality Weekly Reports, this presentation argues for a socio-political explanation for the “changing color of HIV/AIDS.”  That is, it scrutinizes institutional and discursive practices that constituted a “regime of black American exclusion” (1981-1992) in the HIV/AIDS prevention field, and highlights the biopolitical context that contributed to bringing about a “regime of black American inclusion” (1993-present day).
*What is the QWG?*

The Qualitative Working Group (QWG) meets periodically to discuss topics
related to the use of qualitative methods in HIV-related research. Our
interests range from discussing specific methodological issues–such as
sampling decisions, modes of data analysis, coding strategies, and
qualitative research software–to grappling with theoretical issues that
support the conceptualization of qualitative HIV-related studies. The group
also sees as one of its functions to support the CAPS Methods Core by
devoting some of its sessions to peer reviewing of qualitative grant
proposals, research designs, and manuscripts, as requested by individual
investigators. All are welcome.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Stephen Maisto, PhD

“Alcohol Administration Experiments and HIV Prevention Translational Research”

Friday, April 4th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

“The Long and Short:  Hair Analysis for Antiretroviral Adherence”

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Marlon Bailey, PhD

Book Tour –  Butch Queens Up in Pumps:  Gender Performance and Ballroom Culture in Detroit

Friday, March 7th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Judy Hahn, PhD

Friday, February 7th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Elise Riley, PhD and Martha Shumway, PhD

Friday, January 24th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Chongyi Wei, DrPH

Strategies for Promoting HIV Testing Uptake among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: Findings from an Online Cross-sectional Survey

Friday, January 10th, 2014

CAPS Town Hall Presents: July Herlihy, MD, MPH

A Prototype for Option B+: Can integration of HIV and antenatal services improve retention and treatment of HIV-positive pregnant women?

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Exhbition on the Rise and Response to the AIDS Epidemic at UCSF Library

Beginning November 25, the UCSF Library will host an exhibition from the National Library of Medicine that explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Adam Carrico, PhD

Embracing the Era of Expanded Access to ART: Bio-Behavioral Research with Stimulant Users