Sarah Gutin, MPH

  • Phone: 597-9308


Sarah Gutin

  • HIV Prevention Coordinator
  • Phone: (415) 597-9308
  • email:

Sarah A. Gutin is the HIV Prevention Coordinator for the Mozambique Positive Prevention Program, based in the Dept. of Community Health Systems at the UCSF School of Nursing. This 5-year CDC funded grant expands Positive Prevention training for health care providers in Mozambique. This project has been focused on training, integration of Positive Prevention within health centers offering ART, and system strengthening at the national policy level. In her role as HIV Prevention Coordinator, Ms. Gutin leads project and grant management, curriculum development, oversees monitoring and evaluation efforts, conducts quantitative and qualitative data analysis, conducts financial monitoring, develops annual work plans, maintains the content of the UCSF Positive Prevention website, and leads program reporting to funders.

Prior to her position with the Mozambique Positive Prevention Program, Sarah was the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for EngenderHealth Uganda where she monitored country programs on the prevention and care of obstetric fistula, Family Planning revitalization, and integration of Family Planning and HIV care. Through EngenderHealth, Sarah also developed curricula about reproductive health, family planning, and Positive Prevention for clinicians and peer groups. Sarah has also previously worked as the clinical trails unit manager at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sarah’s prior research has focused on a reintroduction of the IUD into the contraceptive method mix in South Africa and on the fertility desires and family planning choices of post-natal HIV-positive women in Uganda. She has also been involved with research about modifiable barriers to the provision of medical abortion among OB/GYNs in California, abortion related complications prior to and following liberalization of Nepal’s abortion legislation, and U.S. OB/GYN attitudes and practices with regard to the bimanual pelvic exam.

Research Interests:

The intersection of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, fertility intentions and family planning choices among HIV-positive and discordant couples, HIV prevention strategies, Positive Prevention, Family Planning, PMTCT, maternal and child health, women’s health, HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa


2003, BS – Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2007, MPH – Public Health with concentration in Reproductive Health and HIV, University of Cape Town; Cape Town, South Africa


Sarah A. Gutin, Beverly Cummings, Prafulta Jaintilal, Kelly Johnson, Francisco Mbofana, Carol Dawson Rose. (2014). Qualitative evaluation of a Positive Prevention training for health care providers in Mozambique. Evaluation and Program Planning. 43: 38–47.

Henderson JT, Harper CC, Gutin S, Saraiya M, Chapman J, Sawaya GF. (2012). Routine bimanual pelvic examinations: Practices and beliefs of US obstetrician-gynecologists. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb; 208(2):109.e1-7.

Sarah A. Gutin, Regina Mlobeli, Margaret Moss, Geoffrey Buga, Chelsea Morroni. (2011). Survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices surrounding the intrauterine device in South Africa. Contraception. 83(2):145-50.

Carol Dawson Rose, Sarah A. Gutin, Michael Reyes. (2011). Adapting Positive Prevention Interventions for International Settings: Applying U.S. Evidence to Epidemics in Developing Countries. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 22(1):38-52.

Last modified: January 7, 2014