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Urban health study ii

  1. 1. Urban Health Study IIInvestigator: Alex H. KralProject Partners: Tazima JenkinsConducted by RTI International’s Urban Health Program (formerly the Urban Health Study),which worked in Oakland from 1992-2006 providing community-based HIV testing andcounseling to drug using populations, the Urban Health Study II focuses on HIV testing andtreatment for people who use drugs in Oakland. As part of this project, RTI International willprovide confidential rapid HIV testing and counseling at community field sites, to about 2500people over 2 years. Since field work began in August of 2011 over 1700 eligible participants inWest and East Oakland. The next field site will be in Fruitvale.The study is especially interested in connecting with people involved in the criminal justicesystem and seeks to explore whether HIV testing can be delivered effectively to people onprobation or parole when offered outside of prison or jail. Another purpose of the study is tolearn more about the best ways to keep HIV care consistent when people on probation or paroleare caught in the “revolving door” between community and correctional settings. Theinformation extracted from the study will help those that are at risk for contracting HIV knowtheir HIV status and connect to primary care and treatment, in addition connecting and/or re-connecting those who are already HIV+ to care.

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