Beth Freedman

Teoría

¿Qué papel juega la teoria en la prevención del VIH?

¿qué es la teoría y en qué puede ayudar?

Una teoría describe los factores o las relaciones que influencian la conducta o el ambiente, y sirve de guía para modificar estos últimos. Las teorías empleadas en la prevención provienen de varios campos que incluyen la psicología, sociología y antropología. Las teorías se formalizan por medio de un proceso de comprobación cuidadosa.

Theory

What is the role of theory in HIV prevention?

What is theory and how can it help?

A theory describes what factors or relationships influence behavior and/or environment and provides direction on how to impact them. Theories used in HIV prevention are drawn from several disciplines, including psychology, sociology and anthropology.

Colaboración entre proveedores e investigadores

¿Cómo pueden colaborar los proveedores de servicio y los investigadores?

¿por qué colaborar?

“La investigación sobre la prevención del VIH-por muy buena que sea-no detiene la infección del VIH. La investigación del comportamiento sobre el VIH sólo puede detener la infección del VIH si sus resultados se utilizan en el mejoramiento de programas ya implementados.”1 -Jeff Kelly

Toda persona que trabaja en el área de prevención de VIH quiere lograr disminuir la propagación del VIH.

Research/service provider collaboration

How Can Service Providers and Researchers Collaborate in HIV Prevention?

Why collaborate?

“Research on HIV prevention—no matter how good—does not stop HIV infection. HIV behavioral research can only stop HIV infection when results of the research can be used to make applied programs better.”1 -Jeff Kelly

Everyone working in HIV prevention wants to know that their efforts make a difference towards halting the spread of HIV.

Métodos de barrera

¿Pueden las barreras ayudar en la prevención del VIH?

¿por qué los métodos de barrera?

Los métodos de barrera son relativamente bajos en costo, de fácil acceso y juegan un papel importante en la prevención de embarazos y de Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (ETS). Las barreras físicas (como el diafragma, el condón, etc.) son efectivas para la prevención de embarazos y algunas de ellas para la prevención del VIH/ETS; las barreras químicas (espermicidas) previenen primordialmente el embarazo.

Barrier methods

Can Barrier Methods Help in HIV Prevention?

Why barrier methods?

Barrier methods are a relatively low-cost, accessible and important part of the pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention landscape. Barrier methods can be physical or chemical substances which prevent pregnancy and/or block the spread of STDs including HIV. They do not include hormonal contraceptive methods.

Great HIV Prevention Campaigns Are Not Just Born The Convergence of Research and Service in the Making of the “Families Change, Families Grow” Campaign

When the latest HIV prevalence consensus report was released in San Francisco in 1997, statistics revealed increasing HIV rates among gay and bisexual men of color. Among gay men of color, Latinos had the highest rates of HIV infection. In response to this, the STOP AIDS Project decided to heighten their HIV prevention efforts for Latino gay and bisexual men. STOP AIDS convened a meeting for all of the agencies in San Francisco providing HIV prevention services for Latino gay and bisexual men.

The Legacy Project: Lessons Learned About Conducting Community-Based Research

Since 1991, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) has conducted collaborative research with local community-based HIV prevention organizations within a consortium model. Community-based research (CBR) refers to research that is conducted by or with the participation of community members. As conducted by CAPS, CBR was a full partnership, with the CBO partner taking the lead on developing the research question, delivering the intervention, and collecting the data.

What Providers Think about HIV Prevention: The Implicit Theory Project

The Implicit Theory project was designed to capture how HIV prevention providers delivering services think behavior change in their clients happens, what we refer to as providers’ implicit theories. This is important for many reasons. To begin with, the providers work directly with clients and were often peers of these clients. They are directly interacting with their clients and may be able to even witness when change has occurred.