The mission of the CAB is to foster and maintain partnerships and open communication between Penn CFAR researchers and community members. The CAB also works to enhance HIV education, prevention, treatment and research activities reflecting both investigators' interests and community needs.
- Female Condom Campaign
- AIDS Malignancies Clinical Trials Consortium (AMC)
- 1st Cross-CFAR CAB Meeting (April 11-12, 2011)
- Medical Monitoring Project
- Archived Activities
Penn CFAR CAB in partnership with the Philadephia Chapter of the U.S. Positive Women?s Network have combined our approaches and strategies to make FC2 (the new, FDA-approved female condoms) available and accessible to women and girls in the Philadelphia area. Our city-wide campaign to get FC2 into the hands of women was launched at our Hands on Workshop at the Prevention Summit June 15, 2011.
FC2 is the first line of (self) defense to help protect women from HIV, STI?s, and unexpected pregnancies. The female condom is the only female controlled tool women have to reduce their chances of contracting HIV. The female condom also offers protection for people who are HIV positive and their sex partners. Philadelphia has just launched a very broad campaign to promote the Philly Freedom Condom. Now it?s time to make sure that women and girls are counted in prevention as well.
For more information about where you can find free female condoms visit Take Control Philly.
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The AIDS Malignancy Clinical Trials Consortium (AMC) is a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group founded in 1995 to support innovative trials for AIDS-related cancers. The AMC is composed of over 37 Clinical Trials Sites worldwide, five Working Groups, an Administrative Office, a Statistical Office, and an Operations and Data Management Office. Collectively, these components develop and oversee the scientific agenda, manage the groups? portfolio of clinical trials and other scientific-based studies, and help to develop new protocols.
The CAB serves as an advisory board for the Philadelphia site in collaboration with Dr. David Henry.
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CFAR-affiliated Community Advisory Boards from across the country met on April 11, 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania's International House in order to to link the enormous community resources and expertise which exists within CFAR CABs across the country.
In addition, meeting participants hadthe opportunity to participate in the Penn CFAR CAB sponsored training conducted by Family Health International (FHI) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The training addressed how lay people (CAB members) can participate in, review, and evaluate research protocols to ensure that the needs of communities are met by research. The goal of the training is to build the capacity of CAB members to act as resources to researchers in creating more collaborative relationships with communities.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 1st Cross-CFAR CAB Meeting!
- Meeting agenda
- Minutes and Notes from the meeting
- PowerPoint Summary (with pictures!)
- Welcome Presentation and CFAR Logos Composite from Jim Hoxie, Director of Penn CFAR
- "How to Attend a Conference 101" and "Specific Hints for Conference Scholarships" by Waheedah Shabazz-El, Penn CFAR CAB Chair
- "How to Write an Abstract" by Michael Blank, Co-Director of Penn CFAR Behavioral and Social Sciences Core
Following the meeting, a CrossCFAR CAB Email List was established. If you're interested in joining the list, please contact Tiffany B. Dominique at email@example.com or call her at (215) 746-7352
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The CAB Chair serves on the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded National Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) Board, while the CAB serves as the advisory for the local MMP. The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is a patient survey designed to learn more about the experiences and needs of people who are getting care for HIV. It is supported by several government agencies and conducted by state and local health departments along with the CDC. The MMP will help answer the following questions:
- How many people living with HIV/AIDS are getting care for HIV?
- How easy is it to access care and use prevention and supported services?
- What needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS are not met?
- How is treatment affecting people living with HIV/AIDS?
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