5072.0 Issues in HIV and AIDS: International

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session addresses sexual and health behavior of sex workers and men and attitudes of providers and their treatment of HIV+ clients. The first paper explores health worker prejudice against people living with HIV and AIDS in a city in India. The paper shows the magnitude of prejudice and the different manifestations of prejudice by type of provider. A second paper presents findings from a study of sex workers in Bolivia that assessed their sexual and health behavior (e.g. condom use and douching) with different types of sex partners. A third paper assesses the experiences of sex workers in the Dominican Republic with use of female-controlled barrier methods, including female condoms and the diaphragm, in addition to the male condom. A fourth paper attempts to understand sexual and risk taking behavior of men in the slums of Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
Session Objectives: Explore the levels and determinants of prejudice by health care workers against PLWHA. Understand the sexual and health behaviors of Bolivian sex workers. Analyze the experiences of sex workers using female controlled barrier methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of the methods Describe sexual behavior of men, including the link between sexual worries and risk behavior.

8:30 AM
Level of Prejudices among Health Care Providers
M. E. Khan, Dr and Hemlata Sadhwani
8:45 AM
Sexual and health practices of Bolivian female sex workers: A survey in six cities
Eileen A. Yam, MPH, Kara Richmond, MPH, Freddy Tinajeros, MPH, Rita Revollo, MD and Sandra G. Garca, Sc D
9:15 AM
Understanding negotiation and use of female-controlled barrier methods
Marieke G. Van Dijk, MD, MA, Diana Lara, MD, MS, Sandra G. Garca, Sc D, Daniel Grossman, MD and Jhoanne Muoz, MD

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing