The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

November 13, 2012

Special Event

Peer to Peer Mentorship Program- Helping CBOs With Addressing HIV/AIDS Programming

December 11, 2012 12:00 PM CST

This webinar by the Behavioral and social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Program will focus on High Impact Prevention to reduce HIV infections in the US from a Peer to Peer (P2P) Mentorship Program perspective. The P2P  Program creates an integrated network of information exchange and peer mentoring by connecting community-based organizations (CBOs) that share common and complementary strengths and services. If you would like to share your experience with High Impact Prevention, please contact Hillary Robertson at or 202-336-5943 by November 13.  Click on the above link to register!


In the News

Teens Born With HIV Not Telling Partners

Washington Times, November 11, 2012

In a recent report researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health found that many youth who were born with HIV are having unprotected sex without knowing their HIV status or are having intercourse without disclosing their known status to their partner. In this study of roughly 330 HIV positive youth roughly 30% of them reported having sex while more than 50% of those youth stated that they had had unprotected sex at least once. These results show the need to inform HIV positive youth of their status early and to provide information on safe sexual health practices. Click the link above to read more!


Latest Research

LGBTQ Adolescents and Young Adults Raised Within A Christian Religious Context: Positive and Negative Outcomes

Dahl, A.L., Galliher, R.V. (2012). Journal of Adolescence,35(6), 1611-1618.

In this original study, researchers analyzed the effect of religious denominational teachings on sexual behavior and same-sex relationships attractions among youth who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). The study participants also identified as Catholic, Presbyterian or from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and participated in several in-depth interviews and focus groups. The data analysis showed that there were positive and negative outcomes related to growing up in a religious context as a LGBTQ youth. Click on the link to read more!


Tools You Can Use

Updated STD/HIV Catalog And Materials Now Available

ETR Associates, a leading creator and promoter of evidence-based health curricula has updated their latest STD/HIV/Safer Sex catalog to an online format.  Users will be able to browse, search, and buy from an expanded catalog of more than 200 pamphlets, posters, DVDs, PowerPoints and more. Topics include condom use, women’s health, HIV facts and pregnancy prevention. Click to link above to learn more!


 Funding Opportunities

Continuum of Care Competition

Funding Source: Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Deadline: January 18, 2013

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program’s purpose is to end homelessness by promoting community-wide commitment to the cause as well as to provide funding for nonprofit providers and local governments to quickly re-house homeless families and individuals while minimizing negative effects; to promote access to resources and aid programs for homeless individuals and families; and to optimize their self-sufficiency. Click on the link to learn more!


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