Enhancing Community Acceptance of Syringe Services Programs

The United States is in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. As a result of sharing contaminated needles, HIV transmission rates have also increased. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing tools that can reduce harm in communities experiencing high rates of HIV transmitted by needles. Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) can support communities by offering services such as testing for HIV and other infectious diseases, access to clean needles and connection to treatment upon request. Unfortunately, there is a significant stigma surrounding SSPs and the people who use them. This project aims to leverage social media to educate communities about the benefits of SSPs, dispel misinformation and garner support at a grassroots level. CDC is funding the CDC Foundation to implement public health interventions based on social media messaging and engagement in target communities. The CDC Foundation is partnering with the Public Good Projects (PGP), a nonprofit with expertise in implementing public health interventions on social media.

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United States of America
To leverage social media to educate communities about the benefits of Syringe Services Programs, dispel misinformation and garner support at a grassroots level. Syringe Services Programs can support communities by offering services such as testing for HIV and other infectious diseases, clean needles, and connection to treatment upon request.
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Microbicide Research and Development to Advance HIV Prevention Technologies through Responsive Innovation and eXcellence (MATRIX)

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United States of America
To evaluate a novel intravaginal ring to prevent HIV infection combined with a contraceptive to prevent unintended pregnancy. MATRIX stands for Microbicide Research and Development to Advance HIV Prevention Technologies through Responsive Innovation and eXcellence.
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Home-Based PrEP for Youth

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Home-Based PrEP for Youth
United States of America
To evaluate a model of oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation for youth that includes home PrEP (with fewer in-person clinic visits and a telemedicine approach). The objective is to evaluate the safety, acceptability of and adherence to home-based daily oral PrEP among young men who have sex with men and transgender women.
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Development of Antiretroviral Rings for HIV Prevention
United States of America
To evaluate a topical HIV prevention product using a nonhuman primate, repeat low dose model to define activity and toxicity of an intravaginal ring product.

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