Maria Christina Herrera (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) is currently completing residency in Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco. While a SAPHIR Fellow, Tina completed an analysis of alcohol use and risk for HIV/STI acquisition among at-risk MSM in the PICASSO cohort. Her proposal on venue-based testing for HIV infection in Peru received seed grant funding from the UCLA AIDS Institute and is currently in process.
Substance use and HIV/STI risk
Herrera MC, et al. Impact of alcohol use on sexual behavior among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Lima, Peru. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2016) 161:147-54.
Herrera MC et al., Do Subjective Alcohol Screening Tools Correlate with Biomarkers Among High-Risk Transgender Women and Men Who Have Sex with Men in Lima, Peru? AIDS and Behavior (2017) 21(Suppl 2): 253-261.
The priority application deadline is Friday, January 25th, 2019.