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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Challenges Facing HIV/AIDS Care and Support
3116.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Challenges Facing HIV/AIDS Care and Support
Care and support initiatives are often inhibited because of difficulties associated with reaching or staying in touch with geographically isolated and shifting populations, lack of psycho-social supports for survivors and lack of collaboration between and among organizations of PLWHAs. This session looks at ways to overcome such challenges in order to provide care and support. Specifically, the presentations will discuss: challenges associated with follow-up care to isolated and moving populations; the importance of psycho-social supports to AIDS orphans and other members who are in need of care; and difficulties associated with organizations that, acting alone, find it difficult to provide adequate levels of care and support.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to (1) understand the rural health delivery mission in rural settings; (2) identify ways to help biological parents with HIV and foster caregivers to better serve children’s psycho-social needs and (3) understand the effectiveness of collaboration and exchange between networks of PLWHA networks.
Moderator(s):C. Perry Brown, DrPH
10:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
10:35 AMFighting HIV/AIDS in the workplace by engaging business and labor leaders in policy and program analysis and design: Lessons from the SMARTWork Program  [ Recorded presentation ]
Matthew W. Roberts, PhD, Andrea May
10:50 AMPsychosocial deficit: Preparation, grieving, and recovery from parental death in Zimbabwe  [ Recorded presentation ]
Brian H. Howard, MPH
11:05 AMRapid start-up of HIV care and research for women in Rwanda  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mardge Cohen, MD, Kathryn Anastos, MD, Anne-christine D'Adesky
11:20 AMCommunity support of orphans and other vulnerable youth in Rwanda
Tonya R. Thurman, MPH, PhD student, Lisanne Brown, MPH, PhD, Leslie Snder, MPH, MD, Joseph Ntagania, MPH, MD, Edward Kalisa
11:35 AMQ & A and Concluding Remarks
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; 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