UR Nursing’s Abu-Ba’are Leads $2.3M Study on Improving HIV Prevention, Care in Ghana

A University of Rochester School of Nursing researcher has earned a $2.3 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant to address stigma and discrimination related to HIV, sexual orientation, and gender expression and improve health outcomes among those who are most disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic in Ghana.Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health Gamji Rabiu Abu-Ba’are, PhD, MA, will lead a five-year study to implement and test a unique multilevel intervention program. The program will provide comprehensive support and care among health care facilities and young men to address the social determinants of health that lead to disparities in HIV care."This study bridges a vital gap in HIV prevention and treatment by ensuring that the most advanced biomedical interventions are not just developed but are accessible and effective for those at the highest risk,” said Abu-Ba’are. “It's about transforming scientific breakthroughs into tangible health benefits for communities that need them the most, by understanding their unique experiences, steering us closer to a world where HIV is no longer a public health crisis, but a manageable health condition."

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