Preventing Aids: Community-Science Collaborations

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Preventing AIDS: Community-Science Collaborations highlights important cooperative efforts between the community organizations that do frontline prevention work and the university scientists who evaluate the effectiveness of that work. It examines effective collaborative efforts that have helped prevent the spread of AIDS among high-risk populations, including prostitutes, injection drug users, impoverished pregnant women, migrant workers, transgendered people, and prison inmates. It also provides much-needed strategies for overcoming the barriers that prevent stable funding and hamper both research and prevention efforts. Handy tables and figures make important information easy to access and understand.
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What People Are Saying

Samuel R. Friedman
At the National Development and Research Institutes, we have a long history of working with service providers, youth, and drug users around health issues, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, drug treatment, and many other issues. We are constantly seeking ways to build more effective collaborations. The case studies and ideas in this book will help us do a better job. For this, I want to thank the authors very deeply.
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for AIDS Research and Director, Social Theory Core, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York City
Joseph Guydish
For everyone interested in HIV prevention, or in the growing discourse concerning practice/research collaboration in the behavioral sciences, this will be AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS TO EMERGE THIS YEAR. . . . Uniquely readable, thoughtful, and historically grounded.
PhD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789012340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Community-Science Collaboration: Equal Partners in Investigation (Benjamin P. Bowser and Shiraz I. Mishra)
  • Collaboration
  • Chapter 2. Collaborative AIDS Research: A Funder’s Perspective (Bart K. Aoki, Roger K. Myrick, George F. Lemp, and Steve Truax)
  • The Values of Collaborative Research
  • Challenges to Community Collaboration and HIV Prevention Research
  • Opportunities Offered by Collaborative HIV Prevention Research
  • Funding for Community Research on AIDS: UARP
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Preventing AIDS Among Injectors and Sex Workers (Gloria Lockett, Carla Dillard-Smith, and Benjamin P. Bowser)
  • Beginning of Collaboration
  • Methods
  • Results and Collaborative Findings
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Collaborative Research Toward HIV Prevention Among Migrant Farmworkers (Shiraz I. Mishra, Fernando Sanudo, and Ross F. Conner)
  • The Collaboration
  • The Study
  • Research Findings
  • Conclusion: Lessons Learned
  • Appendix: Recruitment Criteria and Sample Size of Farmworkers
  • Chapter 5. A Health Promotion Intervention for Prison Inmates with HIV (Barry Zack, Olga Grinstead, and Bonnie Faigeles)
  • Introduction
  • Justification
  • Methods
  • Evaluation Plan (Research Design)
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 6. The Los Angeles Transgender Health Study: Creating a Research and Community Collaboration (Cathy J. Reback and Paul Simon)
  • Introduction
  • Study Objectives
  • The Collaboration Team
  • Study Design
  • The Study
  • Findings
  • Future Analyses
  • Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration
  • Chapter 7. Critical Collaborations in Serving High-Risk Women: The PHREDA Project (Geraldine Oliva, Jennifer Rienks, and Lisa Netherland)
  • Background
  • The Three Phases of PHREDA
  • Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration
  • Challenges to Research
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. The Challenges and Rewards of Collaborative Research: The UFO Study (Kristen Ochoa, Rachel McLean, Heather Edney-Meschery, Dante Brimer, and Andrew Moss)
  • A Typical Day in the UFO Study
  • Introduction
  • Doing Research Differently
  • The Study
  • Beginning in the Middle
  • The Community Collaborator’s Perspective
  • The Santa Cruz Needle Exchange
  • The Peer Interviewer/Counselor Perspective
  • The Researcher’s Perspective
  • Where We Are Now
  • Chapter 9. Synthesis of Case Studies and Service Providers’ Reactions (Benjamin P. Bowser and Lisa M. Krieger)
  • Part I: Meta-Analysis of Case Studies
  • Part II: Assessing CREPC
  • Chapter 10. Conclusion (Benjamin P. Bowser, Shiraz I. Mishra, Cathy J. Reback, and George F. Lemp)
  • The Challenge
  • Business As Usual
  • New Business: Grounded Research and Services
  • Equal Partner Collaboration
  • Final Word: This Is Only a Beginning
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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