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Volume 56, Number 3    September 2 , 2008         

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Cesar Chavez Institute
Cesar Chavez Institute Senior Researcher Rafael M. Diaz delivered three presentations at the 2008 AIDS Conference and Global Forum on MSM and HIV last month in Mexico City. The first, "Social Discrimination and HIV Risk: The Case of Latino Gay Men and HIV,'" was presented as part of the panel, "The State of Current Research with Ethnic Minority MSM in the U.S."

"The Limitations of Randomized Clinical Trials and the Standard of Evidence for HIV Prevention Interventions," was presented at the panel "Confronting the Evidence in Evidence-Based Prevention Research."

"Drug Use and HIV among Latino Gay Men in the U.S.," was presented within a session titled "Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Research: Improving Public Health in Latin America."

Diane Burkholder, Cesar Chavez Institute research associate, presented a poster at the 2008 AIDS Conference and Global Forum on MSM and HIV titled "Conducting Focus Groups with Jornaleros (urban day laborers) to Determine HIV Prevention Needs: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach." Her collaborators on the poster were Kurt Schroeder, manager of the Institute's Capacity Building Initiative and Enrique Guzmán, an HIV testing and outreach coordinator at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center

International Center for the Arts
Executive Director Jeffrey Babcock was named chairman of the Board of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, an organization that publishes scholarly journals and books related to the intersection of arts and science.

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