Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


SIROW at the National Sexual Health Conference

Monica Davis submitted a virtual poster presentation at this year’s National Sexual Health Conference, held virtually October 5-8. Click on the image below to see Monica’s video poster “Sex Ed in the Time of COVID” as well as the other poster presentations.

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 13:23
5th Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Symposium

Registration is open Now for the 5th Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Symposium!

Click this link to register:

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 09:38
Sexual Health Awareness: Putting it Into Practice

Sexual Health Awareness: Putting it Into Practice

By Fedora Preston Haynes and Tamara Sargus


September is Sexual Health awareness month, the perfect time to highlight innovative community programming implemented by the Bridges to Wellness (B-Well) project. B-Well is an infrastructure and capacity-building project to deliver prevention services to reduce the onset of substance abuse (SA), HIV, and Viral Hepatitis (VH) among system-involved...

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Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:18
Free HIV Testing Offered by SIROW's B-Well Project 9/10-9/11

SIROW's B-Well project and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) will be at Park Place Mall this weekend, 9/10 & 9/11, providing free and confidential HIV and STI testing. Must be at least 14 years of age, no parental consent needed.



Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:07
Update on Homelessness with US Interagency Council on Homelessness, University of Arizona, City of Tucson, and Pima County

Dr. Keith Bentele recently provided a presentation to the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness which included an Update on Homelessness with US Interagency Council on Homelessness, University of Arizona, City of Tucson, and Pima County.

Please take a look at the report here: People Experienceing Homelessness in Tucson-Pima County Report.

The key findings from the report can be viewed here: Key Findings from Report - TPCH.


Please contact Keith Bentele...

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Tue, 08/17/2021 - 08:27
Second Round of Free HIV Testing Offered by SIROW's B-Well Project

The B-Well Project, through its collaboration with the Pima County Health Department, will again be offering free HIV and STI testing at Park Place Mall. Testing is open to anyone 14 years of age and older.  No appointments are necessary.  Testing will take place on Saturday 8/21 from 11am-5pm and on Sunday 8/22 from 11am-6pm in space 144, near the north main entrance.


Wed, 08/11/2021 - 12:36
A Message From Pima County Attorney Laura Conover

"Our efforts to expunge marijuana convictions throughout Pima County are underway. Beginning July 12, Courts across the state will begin accepting applications to have convictions for marijuana possession wiped clean, and our team will help those who are eligible, convicted out of our Office, to get it done – *at no cost*. We’re joining with Southern Arizona NORML and our local chapter of the American Friends Service Committee on community outreach to get the message to as many people as...

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Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:40
Free HIV Testing Offered by SIROW's B-Well Project

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 08:30
SIROW in the News!

SIROW Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele, and his “Housing Insecurity Indicators & Potential Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County“ Report was mentioned in the Arizona Daily Star over this past weekend.

Please take a moment to read the article by following the link below:

The most recent...

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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 09:37
Sign-Ups for Upcoming Spectrum Sessions Now Available!

Do you know a young person who could benefit from these services? Send them our way! Sign-ups for Spectrum's upcoming May and June virtual sessions are open to youth ages 13-24 across the state of Arizona. Spectrum welcomes youth of all identities, with a focus on those who are LGBTQ+. Learn more and sign up here:  

May 17-21, 3:30-5PM - registration closes May 9th June 21-25, 3:30-5PM - registration closes June 13th... Read more
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 12:05