S.F. Group Looks at New Prevention Techniques

Published: September 8, 2009

S.F. Group Looks at New Prevention Techniques

At the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, the Stop AIDS Project (SAP) recently presented the results of a survey that collected men’s feedback on specific structural interventions proposed for making bars, sex clubs, and websites more supportive of safer sex. Researchers in the "Where?" study interviewed almost 200 men, chiefly San Francisco Bay-area men who have sex with men.

"A guiding question for this project was, ‘What if we could reduce the chance of someone getting HIV or STDs without changing the frequency of condom usage?’" Jen Hecht, SAP’s education director, told the Bay Area Reporter. SAP conducted the study with the University of California, San Francisco; the San Francisco Department of Public Health; and the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.

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