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.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act (a reauthorization of the original Ryan White CARE Act) changed the formulas used to distribute funding to states and cities in the US. The case counts used to allocate the awards shifted from using only AIDS cases to using both HIV (non-AIDS) and AIDS cases. In addition, federal agencies have been charged with developing a Severity of Need Index, which eventually may be used in formula award allocations to weight HIV/AIDS case data by factors thought to impact the variable cost of treatment around the nation.
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).
Strategies for Promoting Male Circumcision through Voluntary Counseling and Testing in Rural Sub-Saharan African Communities
This project is designed to assess logistical and sociocultural challenges involved in promoting male circumcision (MC) as a method of HIV prevention. The project took place in two sites: Mutoko, a rural district in the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe and Vulindlela, a rural district in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. These communities are high HIV prevalence, resource-limited environments where MC is not traditionally practiced.
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.
Project Accept: …Community Mobilization, Mobile Testing, Same-Day Results, and Post-Test Support for HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand
UCSF is one site of an NIMH-funded multi-site, international efficacy trial of a behavioral intervention to reduce the incidence of HIV infection. Collaborating international sites teamed with US sites are: Zimbabwe (S. Morin, UCSF PI), South Africa (T. Coates, UCLA PI), Tanzania (M. Sweat, Johns Hopkins University PI) and Thailand (D. Celantano, Johns Hopkins University PI).
Instrument: HIV treatment adherence self-efficacy scale Scoring: Included in article Reliability or validity: Johnson MO, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Morin SF, Remien RH, Chesney MA. The Role of Self-Efficacy in HIV Treatment Adherence: Validation of the HIV Treatment Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale (HIV-ASES). J Behav Med. 2007 Jun 23.
This monograph is based largely on presentations and discussion at the June, 1999 policy forum Primary HIV Prevention: Designing Effective Programs for People Living with HIV. The Forum was hosted by the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF and the National Association of People with AIDS. The Forum was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center in collaboration with a number of other agencies sponsored the Fogarty Workshop on International HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Opportunities on April 18-20, 1998. The AIDS Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco hosted the Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to identify a package of effective HIV prevention interventions and develop a list of priority research goals that combine biomedical, behavioral and social interventions for HIV prevention in developing countries.