CAPS Town Hall presents: New NIH Research Grants for Ending the HIV Epidemic
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Project Title. Enhancing Partner Notification for Newly-Diagnosed, Sexually Active High Risk MSM
Principal Investigator. H.M. Truong
Description. A study of the feasibility and acceptability of partner elicitation at point-of-testing to enhance HIV partner notification services (PNS).
Community Partners. Gay Men’s Health Collective (GMHC), Berkeley Free Clinic
Location of study. Alameda County and Bay Area.
Project Title. Ending the HIV Epidemic among transgender people: Community-led program implementation.
Principal Investigator. J. Sevelius
Description. A study of the feasibility and acceptability of integrating HIV treatment and care service with peer navigation and mental health services to the TRIUMPH model. TRIUMPH is a gender-affirming, community-led PrEP demonstration project for transgender communities.
Community Partners. La Clinica de la Raza, Oakland; Gender Health Center, Sacramento.
Location of Study. Oakland, Sacramento.
Project Title. Increasing Effective PrEP use by Black/Latino MSM in Texas
Principal Investigators. S. Kegeles, G. Rebchook
Description. A study to systematically adapt, with Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Mpowerment Project methods to improve PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence including community mobilization, peer outreach, and outreach events. The Mpowerment Project is a multi-level, combination HIV prevention intervention for young adult gay, bisexual, and other MSM.
Community Partners. AIDS Outreach Center, AIDS Services Austin, Kind Clinics.
Location of Study. Ft. Worth (Tarrant County), Austin (Travis County), and San Antonino (Bexar County) Texas
Project Title. Adapting a Sexual Health Services Model for Young Men of Color in Sacramento, California
Principal Investigator. K. Koester
Description. This is a collaboration between community members and service providers involved in Sacramento’s Zero Together Coalition and researchers from the University of California San Francisco to identify how to best culturally tailor a proven-effective sexual health services delivery model called CRUSH: Connecting Resources for Urban Sexual Health to better meet the needs of men who have sex with men most impacted by HIV in Sacramento County. CRUSH is an HIV serostatus-neutral sexual health services model with a primary focus on PrEP services.
Community Partners. Zero Together, One Community Health
Location of Study. Sacramento County