Upcoming Events

  • Most of our events take place in the McKusick Conference Room at Mission Hall, also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building on Mission Bay Campus, unless otherwise noted. [Directions to CAPS]
  • RSVP to Rochelle Blanco if you would like to attend. You will need to check in at the security desk upon arrival. Mention “Town Hall” at the security desk to expedite entry approval.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

CAPS MSM Working Group Presents: A Discussion on MSM Risk and a New MSM Funding Annoucment

The CAPS Men Who Have Sex With Men Working Group (MSMWG) is reconvening to discuss the following topics:

(1) MSM Risk Given Advancements in the Field

As the HIV prevention and treatment landscape continues to evolve in the U.S., how are we as researchers and clinicians defining and measuring risk? What outcomes are we measuring in our prevention research? What messages are we using in our interventions (e.g. condomless anal sex vs. unprotected anal sex)? What is “protection” for HIV-negative MSM—PrEP? Partners with undetectable viral loads? Unprotected anal sex between two positive guys? Join us for an engaged discussion around MSM risk.

(2) A recently released RFA from NIH Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV in Diverse Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men

Are any CAPS investigators planning to respond to the RFA released by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities?  What interest exists in developing new collaborations or partnerships to respond? How can the MSMWG be a resource for you?  Check out the URL prior to the meeting:  (RFA-MD-15-012).  Application Receipt Date(s): January 15, 2016

12:00pm-1:00pm. McKusick Conference Room (Room 3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents: Andrew Jolivette, PhD – ‘Indian Blood’: Two-Spirit Return, Mixed-Race Identity, and Critical Interventions in HIV

Dr. Jolivette’s “Indian Blood” study was a two-year ethnographic, community-based study of risk factors for HIV/AIDS seroconversion among mixed-race American Indians in the San Francisco Bay Area. This presentation explores six key factors that produce greater levels of risk within the Native population through the development of the Indian Blood Psycho-Social Nexus (IBPN) of Risk Model.

Andrew Jolivette (Opelousa/Atakapa-Ishak) Ph.D., is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and social/cultural critic. His work spans many different social and political arenas – from education reform and cultural representation in Native America to community of color identity issues, critical mixed-race movement building, LGBT/Queer community of color identity issues and gay marriage, and AIDS disparities within Indigenous and people of color communities.

Dr. Jolivette is Professor and Department Chair in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is an affiliated faculty member in Educational Leadership and Race and Resistance Studies.  Dr. Jolivette is an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2005, he completed a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship through the National Academy of Sciences.

12:00pm-1:00pm. McKusick Conference Room (Room 3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158