In collaboration with the CDC and participating cities, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) proposes to monitor HIV prevalence, incidence, related risk behavior and utilization of prevention services among men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDU), male-to-female transgenders and heterosexuals living in high-risk areas (HET) through venue based sampling (VBS) and respondent driven sampling (RDS) surveys via a yearly cycle. Methods are based on those established by the CDC and field tested in San Francisco during the first two rounds of NHBS. We envision that the surveys will continue the surveillance activities initiated by NHBS whereby changes in HIV incidence and related risk behavior will be detected through successive waves of a minimum of 500 subjects per risk population per wave. Data will also be used to plan prevention and care programs and evaluate the community-level impact of prevention efforts over time. The surveys will help assess our progress towards the goal of reducing new HIV infections by 50% by 2015.

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Summary In collaboration with the CDC and participating cities, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) proposes to monitor HIV prevalence, incidence, related risk behavior and utilization of prevention services among men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDU), male-to-female transgenders and heterosexuals living in high-risk areas (HET) through venue based sampling (VBS) and respondent driven sampling (RDS) surveys via a yearly cycle. Methods are based on those established by the CDC and field tested in San Francisco during the first two rounds of NHBS. We envision that the surveys will continue the surveillance activities initiated by NHBS whereby changes in HIV incidence and related risk behavior will be detected through successive waves of a minimum of 500 subjects per risk population per wave. Data will also be used to plan prevention and care programs and evaluate the community-level impact of prevention efforts over time. The surveys will help assess our progress towards the goal of reducing new HIV infections by 50% by 2015.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDS and Tb Prevention (NCHHSTP)
Type
Cooperative Agreement for Research and Surveillance Activities to Reduce the Incidence of HIV/AIDS (U1B)
Project #
5U1BPS003247-03
Application #
8400864
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZPS1-GCA (12))
Program Officer
Yang, Amy
Project Start
2011-01-01
Project End
2015-12-31
Budget Start
2013-01-01
Budget End
2013-12-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$416,212
Indirect Cost
$36,566
Name
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Department
Type
DUNS #
103717336
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94102