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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Unique Challenges for HIV/AIDS and Youth
3397.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Unique Challenges for HIV/AIDS and Youth
Youth worldwide are designated as a high-risk group needing specific prevention approaches for maximum effectiveness. Many nations find upward of fifty percent of their populations under the age of 19, therefore requiring insights to adolescent sexual behaviors and factors that influence timing of sexual debut. Specifically, the presentations will discuss behavior change in youth and the potential impact of abstinence clubs; a ‘behind closed door’ look at risky sexual and drug use behaviors among Iranian youth; barriers to delayed sexual debut among African youth and factors that influence sexual debut among Belizeans.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to (1) understand influences on sexual debut and (2) recognize the importance of behavior change among youth.
8:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 PMAdolescent sexual behavior and interest in joining abstinence clubs in Cameroon, West Africa  [ Recorded presentation ]
George Ndosak, Tih Pius Muffih, MPH, PhD, Gideon Forgwei, Joseph Nkfusai, Emmanuel Nshom, Dorothy Meyer, CNM, MPH, Edith Welty, MD, Thomas Welty
8:55 PMPassionate uprisings: Risk and resilience amongst urban Iranian young adults  [ Recorded presentation ]
Pardis Mahdavi, MIA
9:15 PMUnderstanding barriers to delayed debut among african youth  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jessica Greene, MPH, John Berman, Neha Suchak, MS
9:35 PMCorrelates of sexual initiation among Belizeans: Implications for HIV risk  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jennifer Simmons, RN, MPH
9:55 PMQ & A and Concluding Remarks
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; 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