SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES - The reality of AIDS Survivor Syndrome (ASS) is now being confirmed by empirical research. On November 3, 2017, BCHS Associate Chair for Science RON STALL presented his findings on the subject in San Francisco at a provider and community town hall entitled “Research on the AIDS Survivor Syndrome: New Data from The Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study and Voices of Survivors Themselves.” The event is part of an initiative, Let's Kick ASS, founded by Tez Anderson.
Stall’s HIV research began in 1984 when he started working with the AIDS Behavioral Research Project, one of the first longitudinal studies of AIDS risk-taking behaviors in the world. Since that time, he has published over 210 peer-reviewed scientific papers on many different aspects of the AIDS epidemic.
Recently, Stall has become interested in the combined effects of multiple psychosocial epidemics, or “syndemics” in driving HIV risk. His team is now working on a set of analyses to study how structural factors increase the prevalence of syndemic conditions among gay men, their relationship to the development of psychosocial health problems, and how the study of syndemics might be used to inform HIV prevention efforts.
He is the 1999 recipient of the Chuck Frutchey Board of Directors Award from STOP AIDS/San Francisco; has been listed as one of the most highly cited behavioral science researchers in the world in the ISI Most Highly Cited Web site; received the 2005 CDC/ATSDR Honor Award for Public Health Epidemiology and Laboratory Research; was inducted into Delta Omega (a public health honor society) in 2006; and was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award for a Senior Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh in 2017.
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