3221.0 Cultural Considerations for Reducing HIV Among Diverse Communities of Men Who Have Sex With Men

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will provide an overview of state of the art research on communities of men who have sex with men, who continue to be among those most impacted by the HIV epidemic.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe recent advances in the design of community-based programs for MSM communities. 2. Describe the cultural factors associated with MSM engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care programs. 3. Describe outcomes of recent research related to the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions among MSM communities.

12:30 PM
Sexual identity and the likelihood of having a health care provider among men who have sex with men
Joseph R. Merighi, PhD, Deborah Chassler, MSW, Rebekah Gowler, MSW, Hutson Inniss, BA, Lena Lundgren, PhD and Amanda Horowitz, MSW
12:45 PM
Differing risk behaviors among MSM, MSM/W and MTF Transgenders at very high risk for HIV infection
Jane N. Rohde, MPH, Catherine M. Branson, MPH and Cathy J. Reback, PhD
1:00 PM
An HIV risk-reduction intervention for African American MSMW: The inclusion of culture
John K. Williams, MD, Nina T. Harawa, MPH, PhD, Hema C. Ramamurthi, MBBS, MS, Cleo Manago and Sergio Avina
1:30 PM
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Incidence among LGBT community
Swanand D. Tilekar, MPH, MSc, Robert K. Bolan, MD, Jason Hall, MD, Elisa Clay, F-NP and Precious Stallworth

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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