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Using Social Networks to Increase HIV Testing in Vulnerable Populations

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2008

Project Goal Statement: Delay in diagnosing HIV infection leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Universal screening will improve outcomes but those at highest risk are still less likely to be tested. Social networks testing can improve identification of HIV positive patients and deserves further study.

Award Amount: $44,536

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: John Fangman, MD, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: David Seal, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Final Report Summary     

Affiliated Web Pages:
     AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
     None reported

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