4037.0 Application and Evaluation of Promotores de Salud Models to Reduce Barriers to HIV Testing, Prevention and Care among Latinos Living with or At-Risk for HIV in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session will provide participants with an understanding of the unique cultural factors associated with the development and implementation of lay health advisor programs for Latino individuals living in areas of the the US-Mexico border.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the unique cultural factors that influence HIV related care seeking on the US-Mexico border. 2. Describe the factors that facilitate the recruitment of individuals into border-based HIV related programs. 3. Describe best practice standards for developing, implementing, and evaluating border-based HIV related programs.

8:30 AM
Stigma as a barrier to HIV care in the context of binational care access among HIV-positive Latinos living in the California/Baja California US-Mexico border region
Maria Luisa Z˙˝iga, PhD, Rosana Scolari, Leticia Cazares, MPH, Jesse Brennan, MS and Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD
9:20 AM
Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS promotores de salud intervention targeting Latino families
Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Ana Carricchi, MA, Laura D'Anna, Gabriela Diaz, MD, MPH(c), Rosana Scolari, America Jones, RN, MBA and Ella Tardy, MA

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

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

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