• Mcmahon, Lance R (PI)
  • Biernacki, Patrick (PI)
  • Feldman, Harvey (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This competing continuation application of the San Francisco AIDS
Community Outreach Project will build on the previous ethnographic,
street-based intervention model designed to prevent the spread of
the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among intravenous drug users
(IVDUs), their sexual partners, and prostitutes. At the core of
the program is the deployment of Community Health Outreach Workers
(CHOWs) who have been rigorously trained in ethnographic street
techniques to engage target populations in natural settings and to
educate them on effective methods to keep from contracting and
spreading HIV. Included will be a special enhanced intervention
which will build on IVDUs' dyadic relationships with "running
buddies" and/or sexual partners and will focus on encouraging safer
sex and needle hygiene and will lead to eventual drug abstinence.
This intervention is in the form of a separate sample pre-
test/post-test design. In addition, this project will participate
in the national evaluation coordinated by NOVA Research as well as
develop a through in-house process evaluation in order to improve
interventions in an ongoing fashion.
Effective start/end date9/30/88 → …


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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