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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: HIV/AIDS Prevention: From Safer Medical Procedures to Changed Sexual Behavior
3037.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
HIV/AIDS Prevention: From Safer Medical Procedures to Changed Sexual Behavior
Behavior change in myriad forms can prevent infection and transmission. Providers of health care services can change their behaviors affecting safe use and disposal of needles, protecting themselves, co-workers and the general public. Providers have opportunities to reinforce behavior change among their patients at time of visits. International immigrant populations often adapt their sexual behavior, and understanding such adaptations within different cultural settings can assist program developers to design successful prevention programs. Peers can assist behavior change in work settings, including within military settings. Specifically, the presentations will discuss prevention of medical HIV transmission in Zambia, Mozambique and other African nations; opportunities for medical providers to reinforce behavior change during patient visits; designing successful prevention programs for cross-border migrants; and peer influence on behavior change and prevention in workplace settings that include the military.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to (1) understand risks associated with unsafe medical injections, and changed behavior that reduces risk, (2) learn about the importance of providers and peers in changing behavior to prevent infection, and (3) understand the need for cultural sensitivity about sexual practices among cross-border migrants in order to design successful prevention programs.
Moderator(s):Kuhu Maitra, MD, DCH, MBBS
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AMPreventing medical transmission of HIV in Zambia: A simple and rapid approach to improving provider practices
Richard S. Hughes, MA, Christopher Mazimba, Mmed(ob/gyn), Answell Chipukuma, Higher Diploma, Martha Ndhlovu, Matildah Matipa Zyambo, mcips, Kuhu Maitra, MBBS, DCH, MD, Michael N. Favin, MA, MPH
8:50 AMEvaluating injection safety interventions as a strategy to prevent transmission of HIV and hepatitis in health facilities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Karen L. Van Roekel, Marjan Najafi
9:05 AMOpportunities to support adherence and safe sex among PLWHA receiving HAART in public health clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jessica A. Fehringer, BS, Deanna Kerrigan, MHS, PhD, Elize Fonseca, BS, Francisco Bastos, MD, PhD, Cândido Leonardo Campos Maia, MD, Rosa Rezende, Jose H. Pilotto, MD
9:20 AMBorder crossing and shifting sexualities: Implications for HIV prevention
Héctor Carrillo, DrPH, Jorge Fontdevila, PhD, Jaweer Brown, MPH, Stephen Scott, MSHSA
9:35 AMHIV/AIDS/STI Prevention Among Military Servicemen in the Philippines using Participatory Action Research
Alfonso Ang, PhD, Donald Morisky, ScD
9:50 AMQ & A and Concluding Remarks
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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