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SAMPLE GRANT PROPOSAL:  AIDS HIV PREVENTION
Basic demographic data (race/ethnicity, gender and age) will be recorded on log sheets even for
brief street outreach contacts based on outreach worker observation.  In cases where clients seem
noncommunicative or in a hurry, age will be estimated by the outreach worker.  Referrals made are also
logged.  A subset of participants (n=50) will be asked questions from the in-depth questionnaire,
covering more detailed demographic information and a risk-behavior history (see Appendix E).
Distribution of materials (condoms, bleach, and other harm reduction materials) will be recorded on log
sheets and small group sign-in sheets.  Data from log sheets, sign-in sheets etc. will be entered into a
database by an administrative assistant and spot checked for accuracy by the Project Director.  Original
data materials are kept on file for at least five years.
Potential for Long-Term Impact and Replicability
Street level outreach in Oakland has proven effective in reducing STD rates in the past.  In
1989, Alameda County accounted for 25% of all of California’s congenital syphilis cases while
accounting for less that 5% of the state’s population.  Because congenital syphilis suggests multiple
cases of infectious syphilis among women in their child-bearing years and their partners, the Alameda
County Health Department established a unique collaborative project with HAP to combat the
epidemic.  HAP provided street outreach to sex workers and IDUs.  After six months, 380 high-risk
women were screened.  Approximately 20% had early syphilis and were treated.  This suggests that a
similar partnership emphasizing not only access to treatment, but also prevention can combat the HIV
epidemic.
The Project is replicable in other communities.  The shift of the epidemic toward the African-
American community and the emergence of IDUs as a very high risk group is a national phenomenon.
While HAP has an unusual history and connection to the target population in Oakland, CBOs with a
commitment to staffing from within their communities and providing culturally sensitive outreach exist in
other cities.  For example, many community action agencies (which are a national network of CBOs)
maintain such commitments, often inscribed in their bylaws.
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