people who are participating in the study.
"STD's" means Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
"NCAB" means National Community Advisory Board, which is made up of a representative and one alternate from each of the WIHS sites (Chicago, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Washington, D.C.).
"Post-exposure prophylaxis" means taking AIDS drugs after you think you have been exposed to HIV either through unprotected sex, needle sharing, or occupational exposure.
NIH stands for the National Institutes of Health which is the federal agency that funds the WIHS study.
CAB MEMBER BARBARA GARCIA WINS
Our very own long-time CAB member and study participant, Barbara Garcia, a UCSF staff member, has been awarded the very prestigious 1998 Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women. The Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will present Barbara her award at a ceremony on March 11.
Barbara's long-time commitment to women with HIV is apparent to anyone who knows her. She