4037.0 Prevention Strategies and HIV Risk Sexual Behaviors in Africa

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
Rates of HIV/AIDS continue to be a pressing concern in Africa. In this session, participants will learn about programs developed to impact risky sexual practices among persons residing in Africa. The focus of the first presentation will be the significant reduction of HIV transmission and cost savings as a result of adult men receiving a medical circumcision. In the second presentation, the results of systemic research study will be discussed. The study focused on identifying HIV risk behaviors among men who sell sex to men in Kenya. Similar to the first presentation, the third presentation will also discuss the value of adult male circumcision in Israel. In the fourth presentation, the presenter will describe current sexual practices as well as the issue of fertility among persons residing in Kenya in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Implications of these findings for program development will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate the benefits and costs of adult male circumcision in Africa. 2. Describe sexual risk behaviors and prevention programs targeting these risk behaviors in Africa. 3. Discuss the impact of population characteristics, training of international health professionals, and the attitudes of opinion leaders on responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Michael Reece, PhD, MPH

8:30 AM
Informing HIV and STI prevention programs for men who sell sex to men in Mombasa, Kenya
Scott Geibel, MPH, Stanley Luchters, MD, MSc, Nzioki Kingola, Agnes Rinyiru, Eka Williams, PhD and Waimar Tun, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Epidemiology

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

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