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Session: Integrating Family Planning and HIV/STI Prevention: U.S. and International Perspectives
3142.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Integrating Family Planning and HIV/STI Prevention: U.S. and International Perspectives
Traditionally, family planning (FP) programs in international settings have been designed and implemented separately from other health programs, even reproductive health (RH) programs that attempt to reach similar clients with similar services. Vertical approaches were sometimes called for to ensure that FP was available even where political climates were unfavorable. As FP has become more widely accepted, most countries have moved toward a more integrated RH approach called for by the 1994 ICPD in Cairo. Since HIV/AIDS became known as a major international RH issue shortly before Cairo, FP programs have been grappling with the best ways to integrate prevention, and more recently treatment, into their programs. At the same time, because of vast resources recently made available for HIV/AIDS, separate and vertical HIV/AIDS/STI programs have been established in many countries. In some cases, there is fear that FP will be marginalized as resources are increasingly devoted to HIV/AIDS/STIs. The extent to which FP and HIV/AIDS/STI programs should be vertical or integrated remains subject to debate, but the answer has a tremendous bearing on reproductive health outcomes and resource use effectiveness. The presentations in this session first explore aspects of integrating FP and HIV/AIDS/STI programs and considerations for FP in countries with high HIV prevalence. Then issues of integration in US programs are discussed, including RH services for drug users, and lessons on integration from the UK. Presentations should provide insights on optimal ways to achieve goals in the areas of FP, RH, and HIV/AIDS/STIs through integrated approaches.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) describe the main benefits and challenges of integrating FP and HIV/AIDS programs 2) articulate the main challenges facing FP managers in countries with high HIV prevalence 3) describe key issues facing US-based programs offering integrated services 4) list four key findings from integrated UK programs that can be applied to the US
Moderator(s):Susan Newcomer, PhD
10:30 AMContraceptive service delivery in the era of HIV/AIDS: What do programs do while they wait for the data?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tara Nutley, MPH
10:44 AMDeveloping an Evidenced-based Model for Integrating RH/MCH and STI/HIV/AIDS Services  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carol S. Shepherd, ScD, MS, MS, Margaret Rowan, MBA, CPA, Kathy McClure, MPH, Karen Hardee, PhD
10:58 AMStrengthening family planning in the era of HIV/AIDS: Guidance from a country-wide assessment in Kenya  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rose A. Wilcher, MPH, Tara Nutley, MPH, Ndugga Maggwa, MD, MSc, Pierre Ngom, Maureen Kuyoh
11:12 AMAre female drug users receiving reproductive health care services
Kay A. Armstrong, MS, Erica Gollub, DrPH, Tamara Y. Boney, MS, Antonella Lavelanet, BA, Katina Mackey, BA, Delinda Mercer, PhD, David Metzger, PhD, Sumedha Chhatre, PhD
11:26 AMDeveloping an integrated sexual health service for a UK population: Lessons for the USA  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shamsuzzoha B. Syed, MBBS DPH DFPH, Krishna Ramkhelawon, RN, BSc, MSc, Donna Telfer, BA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; HIV/AIDS; International Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA