Assessing the Feasibility of Conducting a Randomized Community Trial of the Encontros Intervention Model among Sex Workers in Brazil (Lippman, S)
This study will determine the feasibility of conducting a CRCT of a promising multi-component intervention among sex workers in Brazil. Determining study feasibility includes documenting local interest and input from key stakeholders and carrying out an analysis of costs to implement a large intervention trial.
Increasingly HIV prevention specialists are focusing efforts on community social mobilization (CSM) strategies as a powerful and sustainable means of combating the HIV epidemic. This study aims to
- Develop a conceptual definition of CSM, including exploration of dimensions of CSM appropriate to the context of rural South Africa.
South Africa is the country most impacted by HIV in the world—of 49 million people, 5.6 million are infected with HIV. In 2011 the U.S.
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 methodological gaps, we must combine the methodological and statistical rigor associated with clinical tri
Characterizing the Social Environment for STI Testing and Treatment for Young, Minority Men in San Francisco
This project characterizes the STI testing and treatment environment for young, African American men in San Francisco, CA, by exploring STI services use, barriers to care, and preferences for future diagnostic technologies and testing strategies. This cross sectional study is conducted among 100 men aged 15-24 using a street intercept survey in predominantly minority, low income neighborhoods in San Francisco. Recruitment for the study is conducted as part of outreach efforts undertaken by the city’s STD branch at the department of public health.