5013.0 Policy Issues, HIV Intervention Programs, and Educational Strategies Targeting Underserved Populations

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
While HIV/AIDS continues to be a pressing society concern, not all members of society are impacted the same. In other words, certain segments of the population are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and require a special focus to address their group specific needs. The posters in this session pertain to policy issues, efficacy of HIV intervention programs, and educational strategies targeting underserved populations. As an aside, some of the studies are longitudinal in their study design, which allows one to evaluate whether an intervention that is efficacious in the short-term has lasting impact on attitudes and behaviors. Such studies are not common and thus are of great importance. The following issues are explored among the various posters within this session: (1) role of the government and community based organizations with respect to HIV treatment, care, and support in India and Japan; (2) efficacy of several, innovative programs (e.g., social marketing campaign, Girls Holla Back) in terms of improving knowledge levels about HIV resources available, increasing condom use among youth, and retaining HIV+ patients in a primary care setting; and (3) examination of how care givers and health care workers are instructed to teach those groups of persons vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate the role of society/government, including policies and legislation, regarding HIV treatment and care issues among vulnerable groups of persons residing in India and Japan. 2. Recognize the importance of ethnicity for not only the development of intervention programs and social marketing campaigns, but also for recruiting individuals to participate in these programs. 3. Evaluate both short-term and long-term effectiveness of several innovative interventions targeting at-risk youth.

Board 1
Role of a civil society consortium in improving HIV treatment, care and support in six high prevalence states in India
Susmita Das, MA, MPH, Meenu Ratnani, MSc, Geetha Venugopal, MPhil, Jyoti Vajpayee, MD, Vijayabhaskar Reddy Kandula, MD, MPH, A. Sethuramashankaran, MBBS, Vaibhavi Bhalekar, MA, Chandramouli Peyyala, MSW, Suresh Shastri, MBBS and Sharone Beatty
Board 3
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day- An example of an effective social marketing campaign
Miriam Vega, PhD, Julio Dicent Taillepierre, MS, Liliana Rañón, BS and Marcy López, MPH
Board 4
Girls Holla Back! II: A family affair - an intergenerational approach to HIV/AIDS prevention for African American females
Brendolyn Bailey-Burch, MS, Jeffrey Noel, PhD, Daphne Walker-Thoth, MEd, LaToshia Boyd-Lee, BS, Raymond Little and Gyanesh Lama, MSW
Board 5
Design and implementation of an instrument to measure the impact of program interventions on retention in primary care among hard-to-reach patients with HIV
Howard Cabral, PhD, Carol Tobias, MMHS, Serena Rajabiun, MPH, Sharon M. Coleman, MS, MPH and Rowland Yancey, MA
Board 6
Effectiveness of Mother Daughter Risk Reduction Intervention: Evaluation seven month after post test
Barbara L. Dancy, PhD, Yu-li Hsieh, MA and Kathleen S. Crittenden
Board 7
Parent-adolescent sexual communication: Discussing condoms matters
Wendy Hadley, PhD, Larry K. Brown, MD, Celia M. Lescano, PhD, Harrison Kell, AB, Kirsten Spalding, Ralph DiClemente, PhD and Geri Donenberg, PhD
Board 8
Regional training priorities of women working in HIV/AIDS
Xiaoping Tian, PhD and Laurette L. Cucuzza, MPH
Board 10
Longitudinal predictors of early sexual initiation among an urban middle school sample
Melissa Peskin, PhD, Christine Markham, PhD, Elizabeth Baumler, PhD, Robert Addy, PhD and Susan Tortolero, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Epidemiology

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