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January 10, 2008

SFAF Podcast #24 - Dr. Steven Tierney compares HIV infection rates in NYC and SF

In this episode, Dr. Steven Tierney, Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses rising HIV infection rates in New York City, how they compare to infection rates here in San Francisco and what the next steps are toward reducing these numbers. The New York Times recently reported that in New York City, HIV infections in men under 30 who have sex with men have risen by 32 percent over the past five years.

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Dr. Steven Tierney supervises programs in HIV prevention, care and treatment at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  He also oversees the Foundation's needle exchange program and the statewide HIV information hotline.  Dr. Tierney is a licensed mental health counselor and previously served as Director of HIV Prevention for the Department of Public Health in San Francisco. He was recently appointed Professor of counseling psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, charged with launching a concentration in community mental health within the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program.

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