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Collaborative research to prevent HIV among male prison inmates and their female partners.
Grinstead OA; Zack B; Faigeles B; Center for AIDS Prevention Studies,
July 30, 1999
Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/99198039

Despite the need for targeted HIV prevention interventions for prison inmates, institutional and access barriers have impeded development and evaluation of such programs. Over the past 6 years, the authors have developed a unique collaborative relationship to develop and evaluate HIV prevention interventions for prison inmates. The collaboration includes an academic research institution (the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco), a community-based organization (Centerforce), and the staff and inmate peer educators inside a state prison. In this ongoing collaboration, the authors have developed and evaluated a series of HIV prevention interventions for prison inmates and for women who visit prison inmates. Results of these studies support the feasibility and effectiveness of HIV prevention programs for inmates and their partners both in prison and in the community. Access and institutional barriers to HIV intervention research in prisons can be overcome through the development of collaborative research partnerships.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Adult California Community Networks/*ORGANIZATION & ADMIN

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