Tim Lane

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.

Evaluation of Patient and Provider Perspectives on Routine HIV Screening in Emergency Departments

Routine HIV screening in all health facilities has been recommended by the CDC as a critical strategy to reach undiagnosed HIV patients in order to facilitate linkage to care and enhance HIV prevention efforts. Offering HIV testing in hospital emergency departments is viewed as a particularly important mechanism to reach patients who may not have health insurance or access to regular medical care.

South Africa Health Monitoring Study (SAHMS)

To continue UCSF’s commitment in helping the CDC’s Global AIDS Program (GAP) achieve its goals in GAP countries and regions, this project will strengthen local capacity, as well as collect vital data on the HIV epidemic among Sex Workers (SW) in South Africa. To this end this project has 4 objectives:
  1. To estimate the prevalence of HIV and syphilis, and associated risk behaviors among female sex workers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, South Africa.
  2. To estimate the population size and distribution of SW’s at these three locations.
  3. To identify and assess det

HIV Prevention among Township Men Who Have Sex with Men in South Africa

This project has two aims:
  1. To describe collective and individual belief systems of low-income township men who have sex with men (MSM) related to their sexuality, sexual health, choice of sexual partners, use of drugs and alcohol, use of condoms, utilization of health services, HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and disclosure of HIV status, in order to describe prevailing cultural norms around these subjects’ behaviors
  2. To assess the prevalence of HIV risk factors and HIV infection among MSM from Soweto township.
This study is the first of its kind in Sout

HIV Prevention among Township Men Who Have Sex with Men in South Africa

This project has two aims: 1
  1. To describe collective and individual belief systems of low-income township men who have sex with men (MSM) related to their sexuality, sexual health, choice of sexual partners, use of drugs and alcohol, use of condoms, utilization of health services, HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and disclosure of HIV status, in order to describe prevailing cultural norms around these subjects’ behaviors
  2. To assess the prevalence of HIV risk factors and HIV infection among MSM from Soweto township.
This study is the first of its kind in So