187190 Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Training Black and Latino Researchers and Working toward Reduced Disparities in HIV/AIDS (A Symposium)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM

Madeline Y. Sutton, MD, MPH , Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Jose Nanin, EdD, CHES , Center for HIV Eduational Studies and Training (CHEST), Hunter College and Kingsborough Community College, City Univeristy of New York, New York, NY
Marcus Durham , Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The Minority AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) was established to build capacity for HIV research in black and Hispanic communities and support important research by investigators working in these communities. Presentations contained in this symposium will report: (1) Findings from studies that were completed during MARI-2003; (2) Studies that are currently funded through MARI.

Session schedule includes an introduction (#1) and submitted abstracts(#2 - #6):

1. The Minority AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): CDC's Commitment to Reducing HIV/AIDS in Black and Hispanic Communities. M. Sutton & M. Durham – 5 min.

2. A Qualitative Analysis of Reasons Associated with the Initiation of Injection among a Cohort of Hispanic Injectors in South Florida. J. Sánchez, A. Padierne, & M. Sutton – 15 min.

3. Assessing behavioral HIV risk factors among black women who report recent sex partners with a history of incarceration: Implications for targeted HIV prevention interventions. K. Washington, B. Bartholow, M. Durham, M. Ma, J. Kibler, A. Toni Young, C. Dillard-Smith, G. Lockett, & M. Sutton - 15 min.

4. Pharmacy-based HIV testing and referral to non-prescription syringe customers. S. Amesty, K. Standish, N. Crawford, & C. Fuller - 15 min

5. Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to develop gender-specific and culturally-tailored HIV testing educational materials. S. A. Wallace, R. E. Fullilove, Y. Glasgow, D. Strauss, B. Cabin, M. Fraser-White, & S. Williams – 15 min.

6. Exploring HIV Prevention Communication and HIV Testing Among Black MSM in New York City: From Pilot Study to Major Study. J. Nanin, T. Osubu, & J. Parsons. – 15 min

Learning Objectives:
The goals of this session are to: 1) present an overall picture of the relevant and diverse research programs funded under MARI; 2) highlight the program’s commitment to foster a better understanding of the epidemic within black and Latino communities and, and 3) to stimulate discussion on future directions for important research priorities within these disproportionately impacted communities.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Ethnic Minorities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have authored several papers and book chapters. I presented previously at national meetings, including APHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.