Preventing Aids: Community-Science Collaborations

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Overview

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: 9780789012470
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (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
CREPC

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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