Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core

The Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core of the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) is designed to improve health equity and decrease disparities across the HIV prevention and treatment continuum. In order to end the HIV epidemic, underserved and underrepresented communities and populations must achieve equitable access and uptake to effective HIV prevention and treatment tools. The Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core seeks to promote health equity across these communities through high-impact, innovative socio-behavioral research and intervention methods.

The foremost goal of the Health Equity Sociobehavioral Science Core is to increase access to and retention in HIV prevention and treatment for the most vulnerable and underserved communities and key populations, including for example racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S., sexual and gender minorities, women (especially women who have experienced violence and other co-occuring conditions), people who use alcohol and/or drugs, and women engaged in sex work.

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sunday, March 10, 2024

"March 10 marks the annual commemoration of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day where we collectively amplify the voices of women and girls impacted by HIV. We honor the voices of women who have fought tirelessly to combat stigma and advocate for HIV education, prevention, treatment and cure as well as those who continue to live and thrive in the shadows of stigma and discrimination. . . . "  [Continued here.]

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Thus begins an editorial by Danielle Campbell, MPH, and Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, requested by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) in observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NWGHAAD). Ms. Campbell and Dr. Stockman were deeply grateful to co-author this 2024 tribute honoring women and girls whose lives are affected by HIV.

Dr. Stockman co-directs the Health Equity Core Sociobehavioral Science Core, and Ms. Campbell is predoctoral student and an active participant in all Core activities. Every day they encounter women of all ages who endure countless obstacles to effective HIV prevention and treatment. Please join Ms. Campbell, Dr. Stockman, the SD CFAR, and the CHRP in supporting these genuine sheros.

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