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 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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