"Exploring HIV Primary Care Providers’ Anal Cancer Screening and Treatment Behaviors and Facilitators and Barriers to Screening Promotion", Alexis Koskan, PhD, PI

The purpose of this research is to explore the processes and policies related to implementing anal cancer screening as a yearly routine procedure for HIV-infected patients.

Focus groups will be conducted with health care providers from various HIV primary care clinics. The formative data obtained from this study will be used to apply for external funding to conduct a community-based pilot intervention aimed at increasing anal cancer screening among HIV-infected gay and bisexual men. This research is funded by a 2015 School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean's Award.