The Secunderabadi Men’s Study (SMS) uses a hybridized cell phone and survey generated communication network to identify key places in the risk network where information can be passed and transmission interrupted. This study takes place in Hyderabad, India within an emerging HIV epidemic among MSM and transwomen and is in partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India. This study is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For more information contact John Schneider.
The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.