5166.0 Comprehensive Approaches to Reducing HIV Among Adolescents

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will include an overview of contemporary efforts to reduce HIV transmission among adolescents and young adults.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe current epidemiologic trends related to HIV incidence among adolescents and young adults. 2. Describe the unique sociocultural factors that influence risk taking behaviors among adolescents. 3. Describe the best practice standards for developing and implementing sexual health and HIV prevention programs for adolescents.

12:45 PM
Early Initiation of Sexual-Risk Taking Behaviors among Urban Middle School Students: Prevalence and Protective Factors
Christine Markham, PhD, Melissa Peskin, PhD, Robert Addy, PhD, Elizabeth Baumler, PhD, Melanie Thiel, MPH, Ross Shegog, PhD, Belinda M. Reininger, PhD, Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves, DrPH, Leah Robin, PhD and Susan Tortolero, PhD
1:00 PM
Abstinence, lies and STDs: Assessing the validity of adolescents' self-report of abstinence
Ralph DiClemente, PhD, Jessica Sales, PhD and Gina M. Wingood, ScD MPH
1:15 PM
Family routines as a protective factor for adolescents affected by maternal HIV/AIDS
Debra A. Murphy, PhD, William D. Marelich, PhD, Diane M. Herbeck, MA and Diana L. Payne, PhD
1:30 PM
Role of Primary Caregiver Support as a Protective Factor against High Risk Sexual Behavior among African-American Adolescent Females
Mary Ukuku, MPH, Colleen P. Crittenden Murray, DrPH, Jessica Sales, PhD, Eve S. Rose, MSPH and Ralph DiClemente, PhD

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

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

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