5127.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Barriers to HIV/AIDS Services: Experiences of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Previous research demonstrates that many signing deaf people do not have access to information about HIV/AIDS and may therefore be at greater risk for HIV infection compared to hearing people. This seems to be true of some hard of hearing people as well.
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Presider(s):Elizabeth Levine, MA, MPH
Facilitator(s):Yael Bat-Chava, PhD
Organizer(s):Joseph Kosciw, MA, MSEd
12:30 PMAccess to health care for deaf and hard-of-hearing people
Steve Lovi
1:00 PMDeaf/hard-of-hearing individuals: Their psychological and systemic barriers to HIV/AIDS services
Joseph G. Kosciw, MA, MSEd
1:30 PMBarriers to HIV/AIDS services to deaf/hard-of-hearing patients: Medical personnel perspective
Lise Hamlin
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Health Administration; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Social Work; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA