4360.0 The Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Training Black and Latino Researchers and Working Toward Reduced Disparites in HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
This session will provide an overview of the work of the Minority AIDS Research Initiative (MARI), announced by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention in 2003,established to build capacity for HIV epidemiologic and prevention research in black and Hispanic communities, encourage research by investigators working in these communities and to develop and conduct HIV epidemiologic prevention research that has relevant public health implications for communities of color.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the components of the Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative. 2. Describe the outcomes of projects funded under the MARI initiative. 3. Describe the best practice standards being developed by researchers participating in the MARI program.

4:35 PM
A qualitative analysis of reasons associated with the initiation of injection among a cohort of Hispanic injectors in South Florida
Jesus Sanchez, PhD, Aimee Padierne, BA, Madeline Y. Sutton, MD, MPH and Claudia Serna, DDS
5:05 PM
Pharmacy-based HIV testing and referral to non-prescription syringe customers
Silvia Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd, Katherine Standish, BA, Natalie Crawford, MPH and Crystal M. Fuller, PhD
5:20 PM
Using CBPR to Develop Gender-specific and Culturally-tailored HIV Testing Educational Materials
Scyatta A. Wallace, PhD, Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, Yonette Marcia Glasgow, MPH, Danielle Strauss, MPH, William Cabin, PhD, JD, MPH, MSW, Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD and Samantha Williams, PhD
5:35 PM
Exploring HIV Prevention Communication and HIV Testing Among Black MSM in New York City: From Pilot Study to Major Study
Jose Nanin, EdD, CHES, Tokes Osubu, MA, Donald Powell, Borris Powell and Jeffrey T. Parsons, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus

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