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Research:

People:

Joshua Jayasinghe
Students

Joshua Jayasinghe

Doctoral
Lisa M. Lewis
Faculty

Lisa M. Lewis

Associate Professor of Nursing
Robin C. Stevens
Faculty

Robin C. Stevens

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Salimah H. Meghani
Faculty

Salimah H. Meghani

Associate Professor of Nursing

News:

Understanding Connection Between HIV Transmission and Racial/ Ethnic and Geographical Differences Key to More Effective Interventions

The health effects of where people live, work, and interact are well documented, as are the value of neighborhood-level structural interventions designed to improve health. But place-based characteristics that contribute to disparities in HIV transmission and disease burden are poorly understood, possibly resulting in less-effective HIV risk reduction interventions and programming.

Relationship Found Between HIV Risk & Individual AND Community Level Educational Status

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk. A new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) study has investigated how educational status relates to HIV risk in this population.