DHAPP Studies: Bio-Behavioral Surveillance

Mike Anastario, PhD has conducted several studies of foreign military personnel in CAI's Research & Evaluation with funding from the United States Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).  In 2008, he worked with DHAPP and the armed forces of the Dominican Republic to conduct a study of sexual risk behavior among Dominican military personnel patrolling border crossing zones with Haiti.  Results have been published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the International Journal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Men's Health. 

Since this project, he has worked in CAI's research division to conduct bio-behavioral surveillance studies (BBSS) in the Belize Defense Force and the national armed forces of the Dominican Republic.  Current efforts in the division include a test of the Popular Opinion Leaders intervention in the Barbados Defense Force, a test of an interactive netbook-based intervention to assist post-test counseling in Caribbean/Latin American military VCT centers, and upcoming plans for a BBSS endeavor among uniformed personnel across the Latin American and Caribbean region.