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Spring 2016 [E-Newsletter]

CAPS/UCSF PRC leading PrEP research! Welcome to our new quarterly e-newsletter! This issue focuses on PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read about our work on PrEP uptake and implementation in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Texas, and internationally.

Technical Assistance (TA) Services

CAPS/PRC Technical Assistance How can we assist your organization? CAPS/PRC is funded to provide technical assistance (TA) to community based organizations and local and state health departments to assist in the access, use and implementation of HIV science to strengthen programmatic and research processes, develop stronger grant proposals and develop evidence based policies. Contact us now. 

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT)

Is Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Preventable? Prepared by Sarah A. Gutin, MPH* *CAPS, Community Health Systems- School of Nursing, UCSF Fact Sheet #34ER – September 2015 Special thanks to the following reviewers of this Fact Sheet: Yvette Cuca, Carol Dawson Rose, Shannon Weber In 2012, there were 2.3 million new HIV infections globally [1].

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT)

In 2012, there were 2.3 million new HIV infections globally. A large proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV worldwide are in their reproductive years and these men and women are likely to want children in the future. Addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of this population is critical to addressing the spread of HIV because HIV infection in childbearing women is the main cause of HIV infection in children.

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT)

Is Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Preventable? Prepared by Sarah A. Gutin, MPH* *CAPS, Community Health Systems- School of Nursing, UCSF Fact Sheet #34ER – September 2015 Special thanks to the following reviewers of this Fact Sheet: Yvette Cuca, Carol Dawson Rose, Shannon Weber In 2012, there were 2.3 million new HIV infections globally1.

Transgender men

What are transgender men’s HIV prevention needs? Prepared by Jae Sevelius, CAPS; Ayden Scheim and Broden Giambrone, Gay/Bi/Queer Trans Men’s Working Group, Ontario Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance Fact Sheet 67 – Revised September 2015

Draw the Line, Respect the Line

CAPS and ETR Associates researchers developed a curriculum to assist sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in postponing sexual activity and using protection if they are sexually active. The curriculum has many characteristics that are shared by successful HIV prevention and sex education curricula. Curricula available through ETR Associates for purchase

Mapping Pathways: Developing evidence-based, people-centred strategies for the use of antiretrovirals as prevention (RAND)

Molly Morgan Jones, a Research Leader in RAND Europe, discusses how antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures in order to make an impact on new HIV infections globally.

Black Gay Men and the Church

What is the role of the Black church for Black gay men and HIV prevention? Why the Black church? Many Black men in the US grow up in families that are significantly involved with the Black church. As a long-standing institution developed for and by Black people, the Black church provides religious education and spiritual formation, and buffers against societal oppressions.

Across the Board: How multilevel interventions can improve the health of our communities

As the social ecological framework shows there are several levels -- including intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy— and that determinants within these levels interact with one another to influence behavior and health outcomes. Studies have shown multilevel interventions which address determinants at a number of levels and mutually reinforce one another produce longer and more sustained effects than interventions that target only one level.

Proceedings of the National Roundtable on Evaluation of Mutlilevel/Combination HIV Prevention Interventions

The National Roundtable on Evaluation of Multilevel/Combination HIV Prevention Interventions had the goals of examining the present state of the art of multilevel and combination HIV prevention interventions, both domestically and internationally; to define the significant challenges and scientific gaps in current evaluation methods and identify the most promising methodological approaches to address these gaps; and to guide the future agenda for HIV prevention research. To address these method

Community-Engaged Research

This Quick-Start Guide is intended for community-based organizations that may be interested in partnering with academic researchers at UCSF to conduct community-based research. The Guide is a product of the Community Engagement Program of the UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Developing, Maintaining, and Sustaining Partnerships

Launched in 2003, Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.(Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) and its satellite site, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs), were developed to address the needs of public health professionals seeking evidence-based resources for their cancer control planning activities. A collaboration between AHRQ, CDC, SAMHSA and NCI was established and as a result the “one stop shop” of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. was born.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) - 2012

What is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and is it effective in preventing HIV? Prepared by Stephanie Cohen, MD & Al Liu, MD; SF DPH | Gabriel R. Galindo DrPH; CAPS

Hombres gays Latinos en los Estados Unidos

El panorama siempre cambiante de los antecedentes demográficos de los latinos radicados en EE.UU. nos plantea retos singulares para resolver las disparidades de salud de esta población, especialmente con respecto a sus necesidades de prevención del VIH. Los latinos son el grupo etno-racial minoritario más numeroso y con mayor velocidad de crecimiento en EE.UU., con un crecimiento del 43% entre el 2000 y el 2010.

Latino gay men in the US

What are the HIV prevention needs of Latino gay men in the US? Fact Sheet 28, March 2012

Latino gay men in the US

The ever changing mosaic of Latino demographics in the US creates unique challenges to address health disparities of the population, especially when it comes to HIV prevention needs.

Howdy, Partner! Using the PARTNER Tool to Track and Analyze Community Partnerships

A major challenge facing public health researchers and practitioners today is how to partner with other organizations, agencies, and groups to collaboratively address public health goals while effectively leveraging resources. The process by which organizations have engaged partners in collaboration has varied, with few ways to measure the success of these partnerships.

Community-Based Research Toolkit: Resources and Tools for Doing Research with Community for Social Change

The tools, templates and resources in this toolkit were compiled and developed by the CBR team at Access Alliance based on half a decade of implementing CBR projects. The CBR team at Access Alliance realized early on that having solid CBR training and tools was crucial to the success of its CBR projects. Thus, the team made it a priority to build CBR training and tools.