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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: HIV and Sexuality: Research into Policy
4231.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
HIV and Sexuality: Research into Policy
This session explores how researchers can use innovative research methods to illuminate new directions and research support for policy to enhance HIV prevention among specific populations. While conducting research within different disciplines (anthropology, sociology and developmental psychology), common to these four presentations is the use of qualitative methodologies for identifying aspects of the lived experience of people at risk (African-American gay men, transgendered (MTFs) individuals, and heterosexual female adolescents), as well as those who seek to prevent risk taking (peer-educators of same-sex attracted and queer youth). Each presenter explicates how their methodology—individual interviews, focus groups and performance methods--enabled identification of an as-yet undiscovered dimension of risk, which suggests new strategies for HIV prevention policy. Together, these presentations make a compelling case for why and how qualitative research with populations that are at increased risk of HIV can provide crucial information to enhance population-specific HIV prevention and policy.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 1) Identify modes of collecting high quality data among vulnerable communities. 2) Describe how research findings can be used to influence or change policy.
Moderator(s):Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES
2:30 PMHIV Positive Male-to-Female Transgender Individuals: Health Care Needs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rita Melendez, PhD, Rogério M. Pinto, PhD, Theresa M. Exner, PhD
2:50 PMHIV and Sexuality education by/for youth: Training and institutionalization  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jessica Fields, PhD
3:10 PMHIV and social isolation among African American gay men
Niels Teunis, PhD
3:30 PMOther evidence: Qualitative research in HIV prevention policy making
Deborah Tolman, EdD, Celeste Hirschman, MA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA