In the last decade, the HIV prevention field has witnessed a distinct shift, with emphasis on biomedical strategies to supplement behavioral interventions. One of these approaches is the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), co-formulated antiretroviral medications taken to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) program was developed to provide caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. This study explores a program to train minority communities in Western New York on the PTC techniques and why the program has been a challenge to implement.
African Americans have the highest colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group. This study aims to increase our understanding of factors which influence African Americans’ decisions about health care seeking and CRC screening behavior.
This study seeks to determine if exercise serves as a positive alternative to regular marijuana use among 18-25 year olds. The findings will help develop secondary prevention strategies to reduce substance-abuse risk.
Despite the commonly held belief that marijuana suppresses aggression, many cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys find positive associations between marijuana use and intimate partner violence (IPV).
There are racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment, but the root causes of these disparities are unknown. Heather Orom, PhD, is exploring several possible explanations to help reduce racial gaps in prostate cancer mortality and patient treatment.
The prevention of HIV acquisition has been transformed over the last decade with the introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), in which at-risk HIV uninfected individuals take antiretroviral medications daily to prevent infection.
To maximize its prevention potential, the public health impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) requires an approach that will lead to: 1) large-scale adoption among eligible populations and 2) identification of current gaps among prescribers.