Using Artificial Intelligence to Get Homeless Youth Tested for HIV

Three new grants aim to connect hard-to-reach populations in California to HIV prevention, testing and treatment. Funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP), part of the University of California, the grants support programs that target specific populations: homeless youth, black men who have sex with men, and women who face barriers to HIV care because of issues such as domestic violence, poverty and incarceration. The homeless youth program, according to a CHRP press release, will train peer leaders about HIV, sexual health and communication skills; since the youth don’t generally trust adults, it is hoped that these peers will successfully share the knowledge. In choosing the peer leaders, educators will use what they call “artificial intelligence”—a software program than can identify not the so-called good kids but those with…


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