Starley Shade

Local Evaluation Online (LEO)

Through this project CAPS is partnering with the California Office of AIDS (OA) to provide on-going support for the Local Evaluation On-Line (LEO) system in California. LEO is a web-based information system that enables California’s prevention providers to systematically collect and access information that is critical to effectively prevent HIV infection.

AIDS Education Training Centers’ National Evaluation Center [summary]

The AIDS Education and Training Centers’ National Evaluation Center (AETC NEC) provides evaluation development and technical support to the national AIDS Education and Training program, a network of 11 regional centers conducting targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Formative Study of the Role of Gender, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation in the Provision of Prevention Counseling with HIV+ Patients

We will conduct formative research to inform the design of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) that will quantitatively assess the relative importance of gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation in providers’ decisions to provide Prevention with Positives (PWP) counseling. In the DCE, providers will be presented a variety of scenarios in which factors that impact provision of PWP counseling are varied. Information from their responses will be used to quantitatively assess the relative impact of each of the factors included in the scenarios on providers’ decisions to provide PWP counseling.

AIDS Policy Research Center

UCSF, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), and Project Inform have created an AIDS Policy Research Center (APRC) to conduct timely research to help policymakers, planning councils and community organizations address the HIV epidemic in the State of California. The center is supported with funds from the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP).

Application of Weighted Time-Series to Address Bias in Evaluation of Clinic- and Community-Level Research

This study will use simulation to develop, test and apply new analytic methods (weighted time-series) for evaluation of community-level interventions. It will then compare results using weighted time-series and conventional methods within the context of a clinic-level intervention to provide family-centered HIV care, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and prevention services at Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a community-based organization in Kenya.

Application of Weighted Time-Series to Address Bias in Evaluation of Clinic- and Community-Level Research

This study will use simulation to develop, test and apply new analytic methods (weighted time-series) for evaluation of community-level interventions. It will then compare results using weighted time-series and conventional methods within the context of a clinic-level intervention to provide family-centered HIV care, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and prevention services at Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a community-based organization in Kenya.