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UCSF symposium considers biomedical approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention
Date:2/13/2009

dical prevention interventions once they have been proven effective in clinical trials.

"Understanding the impact of behavioral issues such as consistent pill-taking or proper product usage as well as the difficulties of measuring these through trial participants' self reporting is crucial to successfully conducting clinical trials of biomedical approaches," said Stephen F. Morin, professor of medicine and director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS).

"Moreover, the symposium will address the social science components involved in the implementation and scale-up of interventions following positive results in a clinical trial. For instance, male circumcision trials have shown success in preventing HIV acquisition but, as we will discuss, there are significant cultural, social and behavioral considerations that must be addressed if the intervention is going to be successfully implemented," said Morin.

The symposium will be held at UCSF's Mission Bay campus at the Mission Bay Conference Center beginning at 9 a.m. The full program can be found, along with information about parking, mass transit and registration online at http://cfar.ucsf.edu/Symposium2009. The event is free, though registration is required.


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Contact: Jeff Sheehy
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