Virginia Turner has also recently joined ACRIA as a consultant to oversee our new Research Policy Advisory Committee (ResPAC) project. Dr. Turner has worked on many public health initiatives and holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard and a Doctorate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She has devoted 18 years to trachoma research, control and elimination programs. With others, she created the "SAFE Strategy" (Surgery, Antibiotics, Clean Faces, and Environmental Improvement), designed to reduce disease transmission and eliminate trachoma as a cause of blindness. Trachoma, the world's major cause of preventable blindness, is responsible for blindness in six million people worldwide. At ACRIA, Dr. Turner will complete ResPAC's initial phase -- a complete list of HIV/AIDS research currently being undertaken in New York State, meetings with researchers to review current research, identify research gaps and complete a set of research recommendations. The second phase of ResPAC will build a strategic plan for HIV research based on these recommendations and full community involvement.www.acria.org to conduct an online search of HIV studies in the New York area after January 1, 2002. Call ACRIA at (212) 924-3934 x 123 for information on those organizations in New York State that have printed copies of the directory.
ACRIA has also introduced a Spanish language version of our existing brochure, Managing Drug Side Effects. This is our second topic-specific treatment publication to be translated into Spanish. Bulk copies of the new brochure, Control de los Efectos Secundarios, and Entendiendo Sus Resultados del Laboratorio (Understanding Your Lab Results) are available free of charge to community based organizations (CBOs) serving Latino populations throughout the United States. If you are a CBO wanting publications in either English or Spanish, place your order by calling ACRIA's Treatment Education Department at (212) 924-3934 x 121 or fax us at (212) 924-3936 with contact and mailing information.hivinsite.ucsf.edu for extensive information on HIV/AIDS clinical trials and treatment.
This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. It is a part of the publication ACRIA Update. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.