Much CHIP research to date has been conducted in the area of HIV risk behavior including understanding the dynamics of risky behavior, creating HIV prevention interventions for at-risk and HIV-positive populations, creating family planning interventions for HIV-positive individuals, creating interventions to improve antiretroviral medication adherence, performing meta-analyses of existing HIV interventions to determine which ones are most effective, and improving the handling of missing data in HIV prevention trials.
Five new grants were received in the area of HIV/AIDS during FY11, including projects to (1) conduct implementation-science focused analyses to identify factors associated with the successful implementation of an effective HIV prevention-with-positives intervention, (2) develop an Internet-based intervention for HIV-positive men who use the Internet to meet potential sexual partners, (3) apply geographic information systems (GIS) to meta-analyses of HIV interventions, particularly to examine the role economic and political factors in different locations play in the effectiveness of the interventions, (4) conduct a randomized clinical trial to test a nurse-delivered, cell-phone-based, theory-based HIV medication adherence counseling intervention, and (5) train diverse scholars in community-based HIV/AIDS research.
CHIP’s HIV/AIDS research has grown increasingly international and, over the years, has included grant-funded projects conducted (not all currently active) in China, Ethiopia, India, Malaysia, Mozambique, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
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