4231.0 Relationship of Sexual Abuse and/or Violence to HIV Risk Behaviors and Experiences

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
13. Several investigations have revealed a relationship between sexual abuse and/or violence to engaging in risky sexual behaviors among diverse segments of the population. In this session, participants will learn about the impact of sexual abuse and/or violence on unstable housing among adolescents, on risk behaviors of injection drug users, STD prevalence among detained youth, and the perspectives of such among health care and social service professionals. The focus of the first presentation will be to identify key factors correlated with unstable house and treatment/care related issues among adolescents. In the second presentation, the presenter will discuss the association between witnessing violence and HIV risk behaviors among sample of young African American IDUs. The emphasis of the third presentation will be the association between gender-based violence and STD outcomes and the factors related to this relationship among a group of female adolescents in detention facilities. In the fourth presentation, the presenter will discuss the attitudes and perceptions of health care persons recruited from diverse facilities as well as the policies at each facility regarding violence and HIV/AIDS risk.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognizing the relationship of physical and sexual abuse to HIV/STI risk behaviors among youth. 2. Describe the correlates of and the relationship between HIV/AIDS and violence. 3. Discuss how health care professionals are addressing the relationship between HIV/AIDS and violence among patient populations.
Kimberly McBride, PhD, MA

2:50 PM
Effect of Violence Exposure on HIV/HCV Risk Behavior Among Young African-American IDUs
Stanley Hoogerwerf, MA, Edward Morse, PhD, Patricia M. Morse, PhD and Samuel Burgess, MA, MPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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

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