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Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Newsletter
Spring 2011

Local - Effect of budget cuts in California

CA budget cuts

The AIDS Policy Center conducted a rapid assessment of the impact of California budget cuts on the provision, delivery and access of HIV-related services: "Examining the impact of the HIV-related state budget cuts: Comparing Alameda, Fresno, and Los Angeles Counties."

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National - Seroadaptation as risk reduction

Hong-Ha Truong PhDAt the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dr. Hong-Ha Truong and Dr. Snigdha Vallabhaneni presented research on seroadaptation, or the process of choosing sexual partners based on their HIV serostatus in order to decrease risk of HIV transmission and acquisition.

The studies showed that seroadaptation plays a major role in risk reduction for MSM, but not as the predominant strategy or in isolation of other strategies.

Global - Female migrants in Kenya, MSM in China

Carol Camlin PhDTwo new international CAPS research studies: Dr. Carol Camlin is studying opportunities for HIV prevention with female migrants in Kenya.

Kyung-Hee Choi PhD


Dr. Kyung-Hee Choi is looking at the influence of stigma and discrimination on HIV risk among MSM in China.


In This Issue
California budget cuts
Kenya, China
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Mentoring Award

 Mallory Johnson PhD

Dr. Mallory Johnson received the Distinction in Mentoring Award from the UCSF Academic Senate.
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