Behaviors associated with the transmission of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, especially at the partnership level; microbicide adherence and acceptability among women and men; behaviors associated with the spread of HIV epidemics internationally (especially SE Asia); methodologies to study sexual behavior
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The Behavioral Epidemiology Research Group (BERG) is collaborative group of researchers who focus on sexually transmitted infections including HIV and related issues such as sexual risk and health behaviors, microbicide feasibility and acceptability, HIV/STI prevention/treatment, and substance use practices. We work in diverse communities conducting research in partnership with community agencies, clinics, research organizations, universities, and public health departments. Our current studies focus on:
• Acceptability and adherence of new HIV prevention methods including microbicides
• Transmission behaviors of individuals with recent HIV infection
• Sexual health of young adults
• Anal health and behaviors including anal intercourse and anal hygiene
• Measurement and analysis of partnership level risks for STIs including HIV