Archival Content: 1999-2005
HIV Prevention Among Drug Users:
This section highlights several national resource organizations that are involved in HIV prevention among drug users.
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) is a national, non-profit public foundation fighting AIDS through grant-making programs in biomedical and clinical research, education for AIDS prevention, and public policy development. AmFAR has played a lead role in supporting and conducting research on needle exchange.
AmFAR publishes a directory of research initiatives, information software, bilingual handbooks, and a newsletter.
The Centers for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California at San Francisco is committed to preventing HIV, using the expertise of multiple disciplines, and an applied and community-based perspective within a university setting.
CAPS provides bibliographies of all the HIV/AIDS prevention research conducted by CAPS researchers. These bibliographies are extensive and are cross referenced by author and subject area.
HIV Prevention Facts Sheets. CAPS produces summaries of specific topics dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention. Topics for the Fact Sheets are chosen on the basis of timeliness, what the community needs to know, and what scientific matters are of particular importance. All Fact Sheets are available in English and in Spanish. Titles of the Fact Sheets include:
The CAPS Fact Sheets may be downloaded from the CAPS Webpage (http://www.epibiostat.ucsf.edu/capsweb), or ordered through the mail. To be placed on the CAPS mailing list, contact CAPS directly.
The United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) is the non-partisan organization of mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,050 such cities in the country today. USCM contributes to development of national urban policy on various issues, including AIDS and drug abuse.
Since 1985, the CDC-sponsored USCM HIV/AIDS Program has supported 180 community-based organizations and local health departments. In addition to direct funding, USCM provides technical assistance to organizations carrying out HIV prevention activities. The AIDS Information Exchange is the official publication of the USCM AIDS/HIV Program. USCM also produces various reports on the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention that are available by contacting the USCM directly.
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